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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 08:17 AM
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Thanks again Bob,

I am taking good notes of your suggestions. Where is the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology? I am traveling with my 13 yr old daughter, do you think she would like it to?
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Old Mar 27th, 2003, 08:30 AM
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Hi Joey,

I would post your request for information and I'm sure you will get some replies. I have traveled throughout Quebec myself (camping). New York to Gaspe is 2 long days drive but it is really worth it if you have the time.. My favourite place in the Quebec province was the Saguenay Fjord for its magnificient cliffs and the show that they have every summer. You can drive a bit further and spend some relaxing time in the Charlevoix region to.

Gaspe area is also beautiful and there is more things to do since it is more touristic.. All depends on how much time you have.
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Old Mar 28th, 2003, 02:13 PM
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Mist, the best part about the Municipal election was the fact that Bourque got voted out because of his own program. Let's just hope that on April 14th, the PQ is voted out also!
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Old Mar 28th, 2003, 03:41 PM
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology is located in Drumheller, which is northeast of Calgary. We drove over there and back easily in one day.

Because Dr. Phil Currie is on the staff at the museum and he has been closely tied to many of the discoveries of feathered dinosaurs in China, I am hoping that something will be on display discussing the evolution of birds from theropods and the evolution of flight feathers. (Flight feathers were most probably developed before flying dinosaurs took to the sky. The feathers were exapted for flight after they developed, most probably for insulation and skin protection.)

The Tyrrell Museum to me is special not only because of its exhibits but also because of its educational programs.
During the day there are often skits performed by members of the educational staff for both the entertainment and the education of visitors. Although the programs are aimed mostly at the 9 to 14 age range, adults can learn something too. The one I saw last summer on the creatures of the Burgess Shale was as entertaining for the technology used to make presentation as it was educational for the subject matter.

There are often large groups of school children going through. Even in the summer the place can be crowded with people.

There is a computer CD that gives you a virtual tour of the museum, and I think there is still a very good web site that will show you pictures of the exhibits.

But, there is nothing like the real thing.

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Old Mar 28th, 2003, 06:49 PM
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Mist,
I am by no means a paleontology buff but I really enjoyed the museum. There were a number of hands-on activities that kids were having fun with, so your 13 year old ought to like it. This special place is well worth a visit, I think.
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Old Mar 28th, 2003, 07:20 PM
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Yo Bob.
The museum in Victoria is hosting the China collection this year.

You may want to look into it and revise your plans.
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