Vancouver Civic Theatres is bringing National Geographic Live! to Vancouver for the first time on October 10th at the Orpheum. Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim will lead the talk Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous. With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous Era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.
National Geographic Live in Vancouver
Where: The Orpheum (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Tickets: From $45 available online now
National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.
German/Moroccan paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim, a postdoctoral scholar in vertebrate anatomy and paleontology at the University of Chicago and 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, scours the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period, when the area was a large river system teeming with a profusion of diverse life. In addition to unearthing many huge dinosaur bones, he has discovered fossil footprints and a new species of flying reptile with an 18-foot wingspan that lived 95 million years ago.
Ibrahim’s remarkable story and the findings of an international team of scientists were just published in the journal Science and as a cover story for National Geographic magazine. What has been unveiled appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
I have a pair of tickets to give away courtesy of Vancouver Civic Theatres (which includes The Orpheum). Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Update The winner is Nancy!