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Waitaki Valley - A Paleontologist's Paradise


Thu 15 Jul 2021, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Oamaru Public Library, 62 Thames St, Oamaru, North Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents:

Waitaki Valley - A Paleontologist's Paradise

- The Waitaki Valley has many exposures of ancient marine rocks that have yielded some fantastic fossils, which tell us much about the region's and Aotearoa's past.
- Learn about some of the amazing fossil discoveries that have been made in the Waitaki Valley and hear about the paleontological significance of some of the geopark's sites.

A presentation by Henry Gard
Henry is a Senior Laboratory and Collection Technician with GNS Science, a government-owned earth science research institute. His key roles there are preparing microfossils and curating part of the National Paleontology Collection. He grew up in Duntroon, a small town in the Waitaki Valley and studied geology and paleontology at the University of Otago. Henry also works on fossil mollusc shells.

Thursday 15 July, 6-7pm at the Ōamaru Library. Please note that events will be postponed during Covid-19 Alert Level 2 or higher.