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IN SEARCH OF THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL

From the "Outdoor Adventure Canada" Series

"Outdoor Adventure Canada" is a series of 26 programs celebrating Canada's outdoor heritage that were shot all across Canada. Programs for the series won an astonishing 80 international television awards, including 29 Gold & Silver medals, at leading American Film & Television Festivals.

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IN SEARCH OF THE COLOSSAL FOSSIL
Dinosaur Hunting in Alberta (25 min)
Dinosaur enthusiasts, taking part in the Field Experience Program at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology (Drumheller, Alberta) in the hot, dry Badlands of Alberta, work alongside world-famous Canadian paleontologists, and fulfill their lifelong dreams of digging up real dinosaur bones.

VIEWER COMMENTS

On behalf of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, thank you for the excellent portrayal of Field Experience.
- Marty Hickie, Media Relations, Royal Tyrrell, Drumheller, AB

In the footsteps of early Canadian paleontologists, like Charlie Sternberg, (amateur palaeontologists of all ages (above left and right), raft hundreds of pounds of plastered specimens of dinosaur bones from a site in dinosaur Provincial Park, along the same waterways he used to float out specimens in the early 1900s.They are doing their volunteer work at real dig sites, alongside world-famous paleontologists like Dr. Philip Currie of the Royal Tyrrell (below).

He tells us he became interested in dinosaurs when, as a young boy, he opened a cereal box and found a plastic dinosaur inside.

Today his team (below left) is excavating a Gorgosaurus, a meat-eating dinosaur (teeth below right) at dinosaur Provincial Park, at 41 degrees Celsius).

"Cementosaurus!" laughs Day Digs Paleontologist Martha Dunsmore, naming the most common dinosaur found around Drumheller. "You can find them just about anywhere, on people's lawns and in parks. But," she cautions, "they're very unscientific." 
Michael Ryan of the Tyrrell taps the bone of an Edmontosaurus, "This was a herbivorous dinosaur that had teeth, much like a cow, for eating vegetation (then and now, below left), in contrast to the 2 1/2 inch teeth of the meat-eating Albertosaurus, another dinosaur we find around here." (below right).
"I am writing to let you know how much I enjoyed "Colossal Fossil". I like the way you integrated the public and professional participants, views, opinions, and knowledge at the various dinosaur digs. Your series exposes us all, as viewers, to what an exciting and diverse country we live in and what rich opportunities are available to us all."
- Martha Dunsmore, Palaeontologist, Drumheller, AB
  • SILVER PLAQUE AWARD
    34th Internat'l Communications Film & Video Competition, Chicago IL
  • SILVER STAR PLAQUE AWARD
    31st Worldfest Houston (TX) International Film & Video Festival
  • 2nd PLACE/BRONZE PLAQUE
    46th Columbus International Film & Video Festival, Columbus, OH
  • BRONZE WORLDMEDAL
    41st New York Festivals International Television Programming Awards
  • 3rd/CERTIFICATE OF CREATIVE EXCELLENCE
    31st US International Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL
  • SELECTED FOR SHOW
    9th Festival Téléscience, in Montréal, PQ
  • FINALIST AWARD OF MERIT
    32nd Worldfest Flagstaff AZ, International Film & Video Festival
  • FINALIST AWARD
    9th Festival Téléscience, in Montréal, PQ
 
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