With our abundance of dinosaur bearing sediments, Alberta has a special position in the study and preservation of this unique and valuable palaeontological resource.
Significant funding is required to prospect, study and excavate this resource before the volumes of sediment are eroded and the fossils are exposed to weathering and destruction. Young scientists who have embarked on this fascinating profession need financial support for their research.
In 1996, a group of enthusiastic Albertans established the Dinosaur Research Institute (DRI). It was registered as a charity in 1997.
purpose is to coordinate, facilitate, support, direct and fund dinosaur and
palaeontological research in Canada or with Canadian paleo scientists at
important sites worldwide. In addition, graduate students are supported in paleo
Since its incorporation, the DRI has funded a variety of research projects including:
Multi year funding
contribution to excavation of the important Albertosaurus bonebed at Dry
Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. In excess of 22 individual
Albertosaurus have been identified at this site.|
|Partial support of the GPS locating and staking of the quarries in Dinosaur Provincial Park.|
|Funding of technicians to prepare Mongolian dinosaur specimens. The prepared specimens are studied for comparisons with Alberta species.|
|Supported the preparation and study of feathered dinosaurs from China.|
Supported students. |
DRI encourages you to support this important research. Donations and
sponsorships are tax deductible and can be directed to specific projects or
contributed to the projects selected each year.
Click here to make a charitable donation to the DRI.
Contact us for more information or to provide support and/or volunteer your time.
DRI will be holding its next annual fundraising dinner, Oct 30 2021. It will be held at the Earl Grey Golf Club at 6540 - 20 Street SW, Calgary.
We will host 150 guests for a sit-down dinner, silent auction, displays and presentations by students and palaeontologists
Individual tickets are $175.00 per person and a tax receipt will be provided for a significant portion of the ticket price. For more information or tickets, please contact us.
Some Artwork donated by Michael Skrepnick
This page last modified on... September 24, 2021