Public Lecture

Monday December 2nd, 2019 7:00pm
Battleford Room, Delta Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Free to the Public



The Saskatchewan Geological Society is proud to present the following Public Lecture:


The unlikely story of the “Sleeping Dragon” - the world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur




In March 2011, shovel operator Shawn Funk was working in the Suncor Millennium Mine north of Ft. McMurray Alberta, operating a giant excavator when it hit something out of the ordinary - a dinosaur skeleton. 

Following more than five years of careful preparation and conservation, the Royal Tyrrell Museum revealed one of the best-preserved dinosaur specimens in the world. The specimen is a type of armoured dinosaur - a nodosaur - that not only preserved the skeleton, but also the armour in place, skin and other soft-tissues, and even the remains of it last meal. 

The evening's talk will highlight the processes of palaeontology surrounding this one-of-a-kind specimen, from its unlikely discovery through its preparation and conservation, and finally the multiple research projects, both published and ongoing, investigating this animal.

Join us for a discussion of discovery with Caleb Brown, Curator of Dinosaur Systematic and Evolution at the Royal Tyrrel Museum.