Prehistoric Animal Drawings Help to Inspire Young Artists

Everything Dinosaur team members have been asked to support the science outreach activities being organised by Rochdale Borough Council as the Natural History Museum’s “Dippy the Diplodocus” exhibition arrives in the northwest of England.  The Diplodocus exhibit, donated to the London Natural History Museum in 1905, is currently undergoing a nationwide tour.  Staff from Everything Dinosaur have been asked to put together a series of fun, fossil themed workshops in various parts of the northwest.

Whilst visiting a library, a team member spotted some very familiar prehistoric animal figures helping to promote a drawing competition aimed at eager, enthusiastic young palaeontologists.

Prehistoric Animal Model Help to Inspire Dinosaur Drawings

Prehistoric animals help to inspire young artists.

Prehistoric animal models help to inspire children’s dinosaur colour competition.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

CollectA Prehistoric Life Liopleurodon and the CollectA Iguanodon

The model on the left of the photograph (above), is a Liopleurodon (marine reptile), from the CollectA Prehistoric Life range of figures.  The model on the right is that of an Iguanodon, also from the CollectA range.  Both these models represent long extinct creatures, fossils of which have been found in the British Isles.

A team member from Everything Dinosaur, in a break between delivering dinosaur and fossil themed workshops commented:

“It has been great to meet so many young dinosaur fans.  The Diplodocus event has attracted over a hundred thousand visitors to the area.  This has provided a real boost to the local economy.  We have seen a number of the entries in the dinosaur drawing competition and we have been most impressed with the illustrations and artwork.”