Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today, Everything Dinosaur team members celebrate International Women’s Day by remembering the enormous contribution to science that female scientists have made and continue to make.  When we visit schools to deliver workshops we try our best to introduce female role models to help the children appreciate that a career in the sciences is open to all.  For example, when working with Year 1 and Year 2 age groups as well as Lower Key Stage 2, we introduce the story of Mary Anning, the famous fossil hunter from Dorset.  We often set the class a special non-chronological report challenge based on the life and work of Mary Anning and her contribution to palaeontology.

Everything Dinosaur Team Members

A Mary Anning non-chronological report.

A non-chronological report exercise provided for schoolchildren helping to promote the life and work of Mary Anning.

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Setting Questions About Mary Anning

As part of our extension activities we suggest to school teachers and teaching assistants, we propose an exercise involving independent research and creating posters to explore the contribution made to science by Mary Anning.

Team members at Everything Dinosaur commemorate International Women’s Day and celebrate the role of Mary Anning in the advancement of science.

Happy International Women’s Day!