The Journey of a Fossil

This is a fossil of the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), a deciduous conifer tree that was once part of the forest habitat for dinosaurs in northern BC  This fossil was discovered by curator of palaeontology Dr. Victoria Arbour and a team of palaeontologists when they were on an expedition to find out more about BC’s Mountain Dinosaur. What does a palaeontologist do when they find a fossil in the field? How does a fossil become part of the Royal BC Museum collections? Join educator Jenny Arnold as she talks with palaeontology collections assistant Jaclyn Richmond as they explore The Journey of a Fossil .