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Prehistoric presentation in town

Paleontologist Phil Currie will speak at Okanagan College Feb. 2 about his theory into the habits of dinosaurs.  - Alberta Order of Excellence photo
Paleontologist Phil Currie will speak at Okanagan College Feb. 2 about his theory into the habits of dinosaurs.
— image credit: Alberta Order of Excellence photo

One of the biggest names in paleontology will be in Vernon Feb. 2.

Dr. Philip Currie will speak about his theory into the habits of carnivorous dinosaurs that roamed the Red Deer River badlands of Alberta as part of Okanagan College’s Science in Society Speaker Series.

“The Albertosaurus bonebed and several other localities suggest behavioural patterns more complex than people have been willing to attribute to dinosaurs until recently,” said the University of Alberta professor.

Currie’s talk takes place at 3:30 p.m. at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For advanced tickets and more information, go to www.okscience.ca or call 250-545-3644.

The presentation topic fittingly coincides with the Vernon Winter Carnival, which is themed prehistoric.

The Science in Society Speaker Series is a joint project with the Okanagan Science Centre. The event is sponsored by Sparkling Hill Resort, Starbucks Coffee, Sweet Caroline’s Bakery, and The Morning Star.

 

 

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