The Burgess Shale

Creator(s): Royal Ontario Museum

Visit the Burgess Shale Virtual Exhibit and discover what life on Earth was like following the Cambrian Explosion more than half a billion years ago. Take the virtual submarine into the Cambrian seas to explore fossil, marine animals and algae and other amazing digital reconstructions. This virtual exhibit on the Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park (British Columbia, Canada) addresses aspects of history, research, education, outreach and visitor access for one of the most famous paleontological sites in the world. Lesson plans for teachers related to this website can also be found on-line at the Virtual Museum of Canada Teachers' Centre. A must-see for anyone interested in this unique resource and an excellent primer for those who wish to visit the Burgess Shale in person. The Virtual Museum of Canada's Burgess Shale exhibit was created by the Royal Ontario Museum and Parks Canada.

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