Mary Anning 1799-1847
There are a lot of terrific female scientists around today, but back in Georgian times, women were not treated well in the almost entirely male dominated scientific world. It was only after Mary Anning’s death in 1847 did her research and meticulous fossil hunting begin to receive the plaudits that it deserved. When asked by the organisers at a Key Stage Two science conference to provide information on a famous scientist for Year 4 children as part of a competition, Everything Dinosaur jumped at the chance to talk about Mary Anning.
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We hope our work with Year 4 children at the conference, (we took them on a fossil hunt), will help to inspire the next generation of scientists. Mary Anning may have spent much of her life “on the rocks” but she remains one of the most important early pioneers of the science of palaeontology.
Everything Dinosaur is happy to provide more information to schools about Mary Anning to help enthuse and motivate the next generation of scientists.