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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Josef Sönser's Story

Delia Garrido & Peter Russell 

On  December 6, 2007 Josef Sönser was interviewed about his experience in Canada and Ireland where he worked in mines and collected beautiful mineral specimens throughout his career. In December 2007, Mr. Sönser donated his collection to the Royal Ontario Museum and the  Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo.  

John E Motz

The Cave bear was a giant ice-age relative of modern bears

Curator Peter Russell (left) with donor Frank Brookfield and the cave bear
The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) got it’s name because it spent most of its life living in caves, rather than just using them as hibernation dens, as is the case with modern bears. Cave bears ranged across much of Europe (see map on page 26).
Sunday, May 24, 2009

Earth Trek

Gary Lewis
What is EarthTrek? EarthTrek is a citizen science program that links scientists undertaking real scientific research with the broader community through their active participation in the collection of real scientific data.