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19 08, 2014

Everything Dinosaur Helping to Educate and Inform

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What we do – Helping to Educate and Inform

Every day, team members at Everything Dinosaur receive drawings, pictures, photographs, letters and questions from school children and other young dinosaur fans.  We try our best to respond to all those that require a reply.  We encourage creative writing as part of the extension activities that lead on from our dinosaur workshops in schools, as a result, we get lots and lots of letters, stories and fact sheets sent in.

We read them all and we are grateful for every one that we get.  We do our best to acknowledge all that we receive and we have prehistoric animal fans all over the world.  This fact was brought home to us, when over the last two days we have had correspondence from the United States, Canada, India, Australia, Spain and Mexico.

A Triceratops Illustration from India (M. V. Eashwar)

Children send in their drawings of prehistoric animals to Everything Dinosaur.

Children send in their drawings of prehistoric animals to Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: M. V. Eashwar

Our team members are happy to receive such correspondence, especially any letters or notes written by children as part of a teaching exercise.  We are keen to help young people develop their writing skills and confidence.  The above picture of a Triceratops was sent in to us by a dinosaur fan who lives in India – great drawing.

A big thank you to all those mums, dads, grandparents and guardians who praise us for our website: Everything Dinosaur Toys, Models and Games etc.

We are happy to help.

19 08, 2014

Why we Do What we Do

By | August 19th, 2014|Educational Activities, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Teaching|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Helps to Inform and Educate

It seems like a long time ago now, but when our happy band got together we set about creating a mission statement, a sort of who we are, what we do and why do we do it.  Other organisations had such things and we thought we ought to have one too.  As a teaching team, we wanted to help inform and educate and our mission statement for our work in schools reflects this.

Teaching Mission Statement

 “Everything Dinosaur’s aim is to help motivate young people to learn more about Earth sciences by participating in hands-on, dinosaur themed teaching activities and dinosaur workshops.  Our mission is to engage and inspire the next generation of young scientists by having dinosaurs and fossils in school.”

Every day we receive letters, drawings, photographs, pictures all sorts of things from school children.  It is always a pleasure to see them.  We encourage creative writing as part of our work in schools and as a result we get lots of thank you letters, stories and fact sheets sent in.

 A Typical Letter Sent in by a Dinosaur Fan

Helping to encourage sentence construction and creative writing.

Helping to encourage sentence construction and creative writing.

Picture Credit Phoebe (Year 1)

We do our best to reply to all the questions we get asked and we try to make sure that everyone’s efforts are acknowledged.  We have young dinosaur fans all over the world, we get correspondence from Scandinavia, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Australia, just about every country you can think of.

Drawing of a Triceratops (M. V. Eashwar from India)

Super drawing of a Triceratops from M. V. Eashwar.

Super drawing of a Triceratops from M. V. Eashwar.

Picture Credit: M. V. Eashwar

In two weeks time the new school year starts and we can’t wait to meet all the enthusiastic palaeontologists during our many scheduled classroom visits to conduct dinosaur workshops.

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