DINOSAUR TRACKER FIELD STATION
February 2017 Press Release - Cannon Beach Dinosaur Museum On Track For Fall 2018 Opening
February 2017 Image - Dinosaur exhibits are available most Sunday mornings in the Cannon Beach Bible Church lobby.
May 2016 Press Release
Are Dinosaurs Coming To Cannon Beach?
The MTA ministry in Cannon Beach has received a donation from Crowley's Granite Concepts in Tualatin, Oregon, for the purchase of computer hardware for a planned Cannon Beach Dinosaur Tracker Field Station.
Scheduled to open in 2018 in the Cannon Beach Bible Church, the Dinosaur Tracker Field Station will include interactive exhibits of real dinosaur tracks and fossils, as well as educational exhibits, videos, and a kid's dinosaur craft and art area where children (and adults) can create art involving dinosaurs. Classes and conferences are also planned to be a part of the Field Station.
Steve Hudgik, a missionary serving at Cannon Beach Bible Church, describes the Cannon Beach Dinosaur Tracker Field Station as, A unique experience that combines museum quality displays, interactivity with smart phones, hands-on activities, and an engaging story so that visitors will have fun while learning about dinosaurs and the history of the world.
Steve has been collecting and displaying dinosaur tracks for over a decade. Prior to assuming ministry duties at the Bible Church, Steve used dinosaur tracks as a part of a booth he and his wife set up at more than 30 street fairs and festivals each year. Over the years his collection has grown beyond dinosaur tracks to include a wide range of fossils from New England, Arizona, Wyoming, North Dakota, and even quite a few from Oregon. Steve told us that, Except for a few additional dinosaur tracks, all of the fossils for the Field Station are in storage. The displays and mountings for the tracks are now being built. And the final dinosaur tracks are arriving this summer. These new tracks will not be highlighted, leaving them in their natural condition. The unmarked tracks will be available so visitors to the Field Station can test themselves to see if they really could track a dinosaur.
lot of work and fund raising still needs to be done, including maintenance work
on the church building. Steve said, There has been little maintenance
done in the past 15 years, so we have quite a few building issues to address.
This summer we plan to refurbish the outside of the building by replacing the
siding and painting the windows and doors. We hope to do most of the interior
maintenance work in 2017. While the work on the building progresses,
the Field Station displays, computer systems, and programming will also be completed.
A web site at www.DinoTracker.org is planned be online later this year.