Philip Currie

Dinosaur Paleontologist, Museum Curator, Professor at University of Alberta

Our Roy Chapman Andrews Society
Distinguished Explorer 2022

Fri. Apr. 29, 4:30PM
*Pending COVID-19 Restrictions
Location: T.B.A.

Award Ceremony and Acceptance Lecture:

* Pending COVID restrictions, it is planned that the traditional award presentation, acceptance lecture, and celebratory fund-raising dinner will be held in-person in Beloit. Currie will also speak virtually to area students in grades 6-12 and Beloit College Classes.

More details will follow closer to the event date and updates will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page and website as they are finalized.

Acceptance Lecture Titled:

Hunting Dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert : in the footprints of Roy Chapman Andrews

Student Presentation:

Collecting Dinosaurs from Pole to Pole

Note:
This will be held virtually and may be live or recorded.
Date & Time: T.B.A.

Roy Chapman Andrews | Philip Currie

Currie’s field areas stretch from pole to pole, including sites in Canada, Argentina, and the Gobi Desert of China and Mongolia. He has led or co-led most of these multidisciplinary and, commonly, multinational expeditions.

His “labs” have included The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and the University of Alberta Laboratory of Paleontology, where he holds curator positions. His work has advanced the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds and provided evidence of group behavior in carnivorous dinosaurs.

Currie has published hundreds of scientific articles and book chapters and has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 15 books. He has given thousands (!) of talks and interviews.

Currie’s similarities to Roy Chapman Andrews, particularly his ties to museums, work in the Gobi Desert, and devotion to public outreach, make his selection as the 20th recipient of the award particularly significant.

2022 is the 100th anniversary of the first of five Central Asiatic Expeditions led by Roy Chapman Andrews to Mongolia. Findings during these explorations (numerous fossils of mammals and dinosaurs, including dinosaur eggs in nests) contributed to Roy Chapman Andrews’s fame.

Fri. Apr. 29, Time TBD
*Pending COVID-19 Restrictions

Award Ceremony and Acceptance Lecture:

* Pending COVID restrictions, it is planned that the traditional award presentation, acceptance lecture, and celebratory fund-raising dinner will be held in-person in Beloit. Currie will also speak virtually to area students in grades 6-12 and Beloit College Classes.

More details will follow closer to the event date and updates will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page and website as they are finalized.

Acceptance Lecture Titled:

T.B.A.

More details will follow closer to the event date and updates will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page and website as they are finalized.

Sarah Parcak | Presentation for Roy Chapman Andrews Society

Currie’s field areas stretch from pole to pole, including sites in Canada, Argentina, and the Gobi Desert of China and Mongolia. He has led or co-led most of these multidisciplinary and, commonly, multinational expeditions.

His “labs” have included The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and the University of Alberta Laboratory of Paleontology, where he holds curator positions. His work has advanced the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds and provided evidence of group behavior in carnivorous dinosaurs.

Currie has published hundreds of scientific articles and book chapters and has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 15 books. He has given thousands (!) of talks and interviews.

Currie’s similarities to Roy Chapman Andrews, particularly his ties to museums, work in the Gobi Desert, and devotion to public outreach, make his selection as the 20th recipient of the award particularly significant.

2022 is the 100th anniversary of the first of five Central Asiatic Expeditions led by Roy Chapman Andrews to Mongolia. Findings during these explorations (numerous fossils of mammals and dinosaurs, including dinosaur eggs in nests) contributed to Roy Chapman Andrews’s fame.

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur MuseumThe Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institution for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach.

Canada’s Newest Museum

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is a world-class facility in the heart of the Peace Country on a 10 acre complex. Designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects, Arndt Tkalcic Bengert (ATB) and Structural Engineers Fast & Epp, it has been featured in several architectural/design publications including AZURE, NUVO and MUSE magazines.

Palaeo-Heritage

Named after Canada’s leading Palaeontologist Dr. Philip Currie — one of the foremost professional voices around the globe – the new museum honours his lifelong commitment to the discovery and study of palaeo-heritage. However, the story begins when a young school teacher by the name of Al Lakusta stumbled upon something exciting while out on a nature walk one day at Pipestone Creek. His findings that day in 1974 would eventually be identified as bones of a yet to be discovered species Pachyrhinosaurus – a type of horned dinosaur, which subsequently was re-christened Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai after Lakusta.

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum | YouTube

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institution for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach.

Canada’s Newest Museum

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is a world-class facility in the heart of the Peace Country on a 10 acre complex. Designed by Toronto-based Teeple Architects, Arndt Tkalcic Bengert (ATB) and Structural Engineers Fast & Epp, it has been featured in several architectural/design publications including AZURE, NUVO and MUSE magazines.

Palaeo-Heritage

Named after Canada’s leading Palaeontologist Dr. Philip Currie — one of the foremost professional voices around the globe – the new museum honours his lifelong commitment to the discovery and study of palaeo-heritage. However, the story begins when a young school teacher by the name of Al Lakusta stumbled upon something exciting while out on a nature walk one day at Pipestone Creek. His findings that day in 1974 would eventually be identified as bones of a yet to be discovered species Pachyrhinosaurus – a type of horned dinosaur, which subsequently was re-christened Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai after Lakusta.

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum | YouTube

Special thanks to these 2021 Roy Chapman Andrews Society Sponsors

 
 
 

Student Sponsors

Larry & Karen Arft
Jim & Helen Olson
Joe & Dawn Stadelman
Tom & Mim Warren
The Neese Family Foundation
John & Becky Wong

Patron Sponsors

Gary & Vicki Dencker
John & Michele Erikson
Deana Fahn-Johnson & Troy Johnson
Finley Buick GMC
Dick Gerhard
Charles & Prudy Harker
Tom & Marline Holmes
Steve Lekson – 2011 Distinguished Explorer Award recipient
Elisabeth Magnus
Carol Mankiewicz & Carl Mendelson
Bill Mathis
Jim and Jeanie Rippl
Celestino & Emily Ruffini
Jerry & Connie Sveum
Steve Vavrus & Susan Swanson

Larry & Karen Arft
Gary & Vicki Dencker
John & Michele Erickson
Finley Buick GMC
Greg Gerard
Charles & Prudy Harker
Tom & Marline Holmes
Dean Fahn-Johnson &
Troy Johnson

Kristin Kaszubowski
Steve Lekson – 2011 DEA
Recipient
Amy Lokrantz
Elizabeth Magnus
Carol Mankiewicz &
Carl Mendelson
Bill Mathis
The Neese Family Foundation

Jim & Helen Olson
Jim & Jeannie Rippl
Celestino & Emily Ruffini
Joe & Dawn Stadelman
Jerry & Connie Sveum
Steve Vavrus &
Susan Swandon
Tom & Mim Warren
Paul Wheeless
John & Becky Wong

Larry & Karen Arft
Gary & Vicki Dencker
John & Michele Erickson
Finley Buick GMC
Greg Gerard
Charles & Prudy Harker
Tom & Marline Holmes
Dean Fahn-Johnson &
Troy Johnson
Steve Lekson – 2011 DEA
Recipient
Amy Lokrantz
Elizabeth Magnus
Carol Mankiewicz &
Carl Mendelson
Bill Mathis
The Neese Family Foundation
Jim & Helen Olson
Jim & Jeannie Rippl
Celestino & Emily Ruffini
Joe & Dawn Stadelman
Jerry & Connie Sveum
Steve Vavrus &
Susan Swandon
Tom & Mim Warren
Paul Wheeless
John & Becky Wong

Reception Dinner

A celebratory reception and dinner honoring Sarah Parcak will be held immediately following the acceptance lecture.

Location: The Stack
Located on the 4th floor of the newly renovated Beloit College Powerhouse
850 Pleasant Street Beloit, WI 53511

6:30 p.m. reception
7:00 p.m. dinner

Reservations are required and deadline is April 10

This is a popular event and is known to sell out. Advance reservations and tickets are required for this event.

Reservation Options

Members — $60 per person (includes special seating at lecture)
Non-members — $75 per person
Students — $50 (dinner only)

Member table of (8) — $480 (special seating at lecture)
Student table of (8) — $600 (includes special seating at the lecture, private reception, photo opp & book signed by the recipient)

Menu

  • Buffet style with protein and vegetarian options
  • Second drink is cash only bar/no credit or debit cards.
  • Indicate on reservation if there are food allergies or substitution needs.

Take advantage of membership pricing and benefits. Join or renew first.

Questions: ruth@roychapmanandrewssociety.org

Reservations

Reservations have been suspended and will be reopened once the event has been rescheduled and announed.
Thank you for your patience.
Questions may be directed to Ms. Carlson.
ruth@roychapmanandrewssociety.org

The Roy Chapman Andrews Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. To comply with the IRS requirements regarding charitable donations for contributions/donations in excess of any value of property or services, your payment is considered a tax-deductible donation.

Student Presentation

Sarah Parcak’s Student Presentation

“The future of exploration: Archaeology in 2040 and beyond”

Sarah Parcak will share stories and discoveries with students while visiting Beloit to accept her award.

Earlier in the day she will present a program specifically geared for students. This presentation is coordinated with area schools and is held at Beloit Memorial High School.

Roy Chapman Andrews Society Student Program