Showcase of Nova Scotia Fossils and Geology

The Showcase of Nova Scotia Fossils and Geology video series has been developed for grade twelve students, featuring interviews and presentations from international geoscientists who have studied the fossils and geology of the province.

Showcase 1 - Jurassic Fossils with Dr. Neil Shubin

This episode features Dr. Neil Shubin from the University of Chicago, talking about his work in Nova Scotia and subsequent discoveries and research on transitions in the fossil record.  This episode was hosted by Dr. Tim Fedak, Curator of Geology, Nova Scotia Museum, and co-hosted by Luke Allen, a student at Citadel High School in Halifax.

Jurassic timed table of contents for video (PDF)

 

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Showcase 2 – Triassic Fossils of Nova Scotia with Dr. Hans Sues

This episode features Dr. Hans-Dieter Sues, Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the Smithsonian Institute. Hans talks about the diversity of Triassic vertebrates found in Nova Scotia.  This episode was hosted by Dr. Tim Fedak, Curator of Geology, Nova Scotia Museum, and co-hosted by Luke Allen, a student at Citadel High School in Halifax

Triassic timed table of contents for video (PDF)

 

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The Rise of the Reptiles (online book)

 

Showcase 3 - Fundy Fossils and Planetary Geology with Dr. Paul Olsen

This episode features Dr. Paul Olsen, Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, at Columbia University, New York. Paul talks about his history of discovering fossils and the research of the Bay of Fundy sediments, cycles, and linkages with planetary geology and potential linkages with theories of dark matter. This episode was hosted by Dr. Tim Fedak, Curator of Geology, Nova Scotia Museum, and is co-hosted by Luke Allen, a student at Citadel High School in Halifax.

Fundy Fossils timed table of contents for video (PDF)

Donald Baird and his discoveries of Carboniferous and early Mesozoic vertebrates in Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology49, 90 - 103. https://doi.org/10.4138/atlgeol.2013.004
 
Stratigraphic and temporal context and faunal diversity of Permian-Jurassic continental tetrapod assemblages from the Fundy rift basin, eastern Canada. Atlantic Geology51, 139 - 205. https://doi.org/10.4138/atlgeol.2015.006
 

Showcase 4 - Carboniferous Vertebrate Fossils from Nova Scotia with Dr. Hillary Maddin

This episode features Dr. Hillary Maddin, Assistant Professor at Carleton University. Hillary talks about fossils she has been studiying from the Carboniferous tree stumps of Joggins and Cape Breton, and why these studies are important to understanding the current global biodiversity of living animals. This episode was hosted by Dr. Tim Fedak, Curator of Geology, Nova Scotia Museum, and is co-hosted by Luke Allen, a student at Citadel High School in Halifax.

Carboniferous Vertebrate Fossils timed table of contents for video (PDF)

 

Showcase 5 - Mi'kmaw Story Sites and Geology of Nova Scotia with Gerald Gloade

This episode features Gerald Gloade, a Millbrook educator and artist that works at the Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre. Gerald talks about linkages between Mi'kmaw history and sites of geological material such as agate found along the shores of the Bay of Fundy.  This episode was hosted by Dr. Tim Fedak, Curator of Geology, Nova Scotia Museum, and is co-hosted by Luke Allen, a student at Citadel High School in Halifax.

Mi'kmaw Story Sites timed table of contents for video (PDF)

Mi'kmawey Cultural Centre Video Series

http://www.mikmaweydebert.ca/home/ancestors-live-here/

Partridge Island - Grandmother's Cooking Pot

http://www.mikmaweydebert.ca/home/ancestors-live-here/partridge-island/kkijinu-wtuoml-grandmothers-cooking-pot/