Sinofossa Institute is dedicated to the understanding of the past, because we believe that understanding the past will help us to improve our present and future.
Sinofossa Institute shares with all people our knowledge of the Chinese past, both online and in the field. In so doing, we highlight China’s cultural, historical, and geological wonders, and integrate these wonders into our geotours.
We emphasize the following values in the accomplishment of our mission:
Authenticity: We seek facts and truths.
Harmony: We seek harmony through sustainable efforts to preserve our Earth and her treasures, and to break the barriers between past and present, East and West, and man and nature.
Respect: We respect the Earth – her histories, her cultures, and her people.
Sinofossa Institute is unique in its strong emphasis on the scientific, educational, and cultural appeal of fossils, especially dinosaurs. The Institute is supported by its Advisory Committee of world-renowned scientists and their broad experience in the study of fossils in both China and North America.
Sinofossa Institute serves the public in two ways: through its geotours, which provide participants with unique opportunities to explore China’s cultural, historical, and geological wonders, and through its online information services, which provide reliable news and facts about Chinese fossils.
Sinofossa Institute, a nonprofit organization, was incorporated in Montreal, Canada in 2003. It was founded by professional paleontologist Dr. Hai-lu You (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2002). Dr. You has more than 15 years of experience in the discovery and study of dinosaurs from China and North America.
We are grateful to you for supporting Sinofossa to make a lasting contribution to the understanding of our past!