Dino Hunt Canada Series Airs on HISTORY Canda
In the last century, nearly 1,000 dinosaur skeletons have been found in Canada, with more being discovered every year. Canada is one of the best places in the world to trace the evolutionary story of dinosaurs – from their first steps to the peak of their diversity and to their ultimate extinction. Through an exciting multi-platform experience, HISTORY travels coast-to-coast with Canada’s top palaeontologists to uncover how dinosaurs lived – and died – right here at home. Dino Hunt Canada is a new 4-part documentary series that tells the story of six teams of Canadian fossil hunters who discover some of the most important dinosaur finds in the world. Their expeditions take viewers to some of the most stunning locations in Canada, from the red sandstones of Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy to the moonscape of the Canadian Badlands in Alberta.
The Dino Hunt Canada digital experience (www.dinohunt.ca) provides Canadians with a fun and engaging, cross-platform glimpse into the discovery of a new dinosaur. You can follow its complete journey beginning with the discovery of the fossils in Alberta, through scientific study and restoration via a live-streaming online feed running directly from the ROM’s Dino Lab, all the way to its eventual reconstruction and public display. The website also offers users the opportunity to Ask an Expert – one-on-one access to the palaeontologists and experts from the miniseries, and learn more about Canada’s rich dinosaur history through the Dino Index’s 3D dino models with added images and encyclopedic text. Through the online “Name Our Dino”contest, Canadians nicknamed the new skeleton “Cornelius”.
The first episode, features my team from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) as we search for the skull bones of what turns out to be a previously unknown horned dinosaur. The newly discovered dinosaur is on display in the New Dino Discovered exhibition, which opened to the public during the ROM’s Dinos Invade! Big Weekend on January 24 and 25. The exhibition features a cast of the new species, as well as information that takes visitors into the field with us as we dig up the fossils.
Hear an interview about the new dinosaur discovery here.
To learn more about Canada’s amazing dinosaur heritage, visit www.DinoHunt.ca.