Blackpool Celebrating Science Conference Welcomes Everything Dinosaur

A busy day for Everything Dinosaur team members as they attended the Blackpool Celebrating Science Conference (BCSC 2015), at Unity Academy.  Team members had prepared a series of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops to conduct with Year 4 and Year 5 children.  In addition, a member of the Everything Dinosaur staff had agreed to run a stand in the main conference hall and conduct a fossil hunting activity, in which the eager young scientists could hunt for fossils on an artificial beach.

Early in the morning, Everything Dinosaur Team Members Prepare the Stand

Getting ready for lots and lots of young fossil hunters.

Getting ready for lots and lots of young fossil hunters.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The workshops involved lifting the lid on the new movie “Jurassic World” and explaining all about some new research into dinosaur soft tissue.  The children handled real dinosaur fossil bones and got to grips with measuring and weighing different fossils as well as learning about what their own bones were made of.  Some teachers even got to break a few bones – but all in the interests of science of course.  Our thanks to Unity Academy for being such amazing hosts and to Jane Walpole and Cheryl Langley for organising the Blackpool Celebrating Science Conference.

Everything Dinosaur’s work did seem to go down very well, with teachers and children alike.  We got five stars out of five in our workshop feedback.

An Example of the Teacher Feedback Received by Everything Dinosaur after a Dinosaur Themed Workshop

Workshop Feedback = 5 stars.

Workshop Feedback = 5 stars.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Sue Judd from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“It was fun helping the children to find fossils and to identify their discoveries for them, we were kept extremely busy.  I included some information about Mary Anning on the Everything Dinosaur stand, so that Year 4 and Year 5 children could learn all about Mary and her contribution to the science of palaeontology.”

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