Fossil Rock at Athabasca University

Fossil rock. Photo by Robert HolmbergSeveral years ago, Athabasca University received a large present – a spherical rock nearly 1.5 m in diameter that contained some fossil specimens. The rock was mounted on a concrete pedestal just east of Athabasca University’s headquarters along the Muskeg Creek Trail. A protective shed was built over the rock but there was no explanation associated with it. In 2003, Science Outreach – Athabasca provided a plaque that acknowledged the finders and described the fossils. Thanks to Bertram and Blanche Watson who donated the rock from their farm, Bruno Wiskel who got the rock to the university, Don Kvill who helped with the written description, and Athabasca University Facilities who built the shed and mounted the plaque.

Science Outreach Athabasca - September 27, 2012

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