As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Hillary Maddin, professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, will present Paleontology of Nova Scotia: The Evolution of Early Land Animals.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Media are invited to attend the event.

The invasion of land by vertebrate animals – creatures with backbones – was a turning point in the evolutionary history of life on Earth.

Unfortunately, the fossil record of this great event is patchy at best. However, Nova Scotia is one of the only places on the globe to shed light on this pivotal time. There, the world’s first reptiles and ancestors of our own lineage evolved and established the current patterns of animal diversity we see today.

In this presentation, Maddin will discuss historical fossils and the many new discoveries made by her team over the past five years of field expeditions exploring the record of the Carboniferous period of Nova Scotia.

The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of Carleton’s award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community.

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