July 20th: “Hornby Island: 75 Million Years in the Making”
From an early age, Sandy McLachlan has been captivated by the majesty of Hornby Island and the hidden world locked in stone beneath the waves of her shimmering shores. Over 120 years of beach combing has seen Hornby surrender an astounding array of fossils with some of the greatest preservation in the North Pacific. This presentation will touch on recent advances in our understanding of the island’s ancient ecosystem and the importance of our local fossil heritage.
Sandy is a paleontologist completing his MSc through the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. A research associate with the Royal BC Museum, Sandy is actively investigating invertebrate and microfossil insights into the West Coast Cretaceous fossil record.
Bring your Hornby Island fossils for a fossil ID session after the talk!
Admission is $5.00 per person. Ages 16 and under are admitted free. The presentation begins at 2:00 pm in the Community School Library, located at 2100 Sollans Rd. Please enter through the Natural History Centre door.
This event is part of the Natural History Centre’s Expert Speakers Series.