Summer 2014 Guided Hike Registration

Registration for guided hikes during the summer of 2014 will commence on February 10th, 2014.

Job Oppourtunity for Summer 2014

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation in partnership with the College of the Rockies, Golden Campus is looking to hire an Education Program Coordinator / Administrator to manage and administer the Foundation’s guided hike program for the 2014 summer season. The education coordinator successful candidate will also be working closely with the College and the Foundation to identify and develop opportunities for growth and expansion of the Education Program. This is a contract position and the successful candidate must reside in Field B.C.

Burgess Shale Virtual Tour

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of virtual tours of the Walcott Quarry, Mount Stephen Trilobite Beds and various other locations that are of importance to the Burgess Shale fossil discovery.

The virtual tours are available at

A big thanks to Rick Lichtenauer for creating these virtual tours!

Royal Ontario Museum On-Line Exhibition

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Parks Canada have launched their Burgess Shale on-line exhibition, as part of the Virtual Museum of Canada. The website provides, for the first time ever, an immersive journey into the world of the bizarre prehistoric creatures that formed the foundation for all animal life on Earth half a billion years ago.

Cambrian Explosion Song by John Palmer

Check out this great song about the Cambrian Explosion performed by Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses.