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Dig Deep: Renowned Fossil Hunter to Keynote Morden Gala

January 28, 2018 12:00 PM | News

Dr. Mary Higby Schweitzer

Dr. Mary Higby Schweitzer with T-Rex skull (HANDOUT)

A world-renowned fossil hunter is the keynote speaker at this year’s Dig Deep gala in Morden.

The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre is presenting palaeontologist Dr. Mary Higby Schweitzer at the third annual event on April 28.

“Her discovery and research is arguably the most significant in modern palaeontology and this is a rare opportunity for people to meet her and hear her speak about that incredible find,” said Peter Cantelon, executive director of the CFDC.

Dr. Schweitzer shook the palaeontology world in 2007 with the announcement of her discovery of soft tissue inside of a 68 million-year-old T-Rex fossil. Since then, Dr. Schweitzer’s ground-breaking research has changed the way scientists think about soft tissue preservation and fossilization.

Her presentation is open to the public, with tickets running $75 with a $50 charity receipt provided. For seats, call (204) 822-3406 or email info@discoverfossils.com.

Proceeds raised from the event go towards the CFDC’s fund with the Morden Area Foundation.

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