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14 09, 2016

Dinosaurs Visit Coventry

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Dinosaurs Visit Coventry

Yesterday, one of our dinosaur experts along with lots of fossils was “sent to Coventry”.  Not to worry, one of our enthusiastic team members has not been ostracised, they went to Coventry to visit Howes Primary to conduct a series of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops with Year 1 and Year 2.  During the session with the first class, our dinosaur expert challenged the budding young palaeontologists to have a go at drawing their very own dinosaur.  At the end of our busy morning we were presented with a selection of very colourful prehistoric animal drawings that the children had produced.

The Children Wrote a “Thank You” on Their Colourful Dinosaur Drawings

Year 1 draw dinosaurs.

A colourful dinosaur drawing by Year 1.

Picture Credit: Howes Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

The children in Year 2 were accompanied by some of the budding palaeontologists from the Hearing Impaired Unit.  All the children enjoyed handling the various fossils and learning lots of prehistoric animal facts and figures.  We helped explain about just how big some dinosaurs could be and we looked at herbivorous dinosaurs such as Ankylosaurus and Triceratops as well as meat-eating dinosaurs.  Some of the children were keen to demonstrate their dinosaur knowledge by naming dinosaurs that were omnivores.

Even Flying Reptiles (Pterosaurs) Featured on the Children’s Prehistoric Animal Drawings

Year 1 draw Pterosaurs.

Dinosaur and Pterosaur drawings from Howes Primary school.

Picture Credit: Howes Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

Carnivores, Omnivores and Herbivores

The teaching team requested some additional support with helping to explain simple food chains and the diets of dinosaurs.  Our dinosaur expert was happy to oblige.  Some extension resources had been brought with us on the day, but that evening, our dedicated dinosaur experts emailed over some additional support resources including a couple of exercises all about dinosaur food webs.

Howes Primary School Children Draw Dinosaurs (Year 1)

Lots of colourful dinosaur drawings.

Children at Howes Primary (Coventry) draw dinosaurs.

Picture Credit: Howes Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

 We even “tweeted” some pictures to the school’s Twitter account, it’s all about providing support and additional resources to assist the hard-working teaching team.

14 09, 2016

The Next Edition of Prehistoric Times

By | September 14th, 2016|Dinosaur Fans, Magazine Reviews, Main Page|0 Comments

Sneak Peek – Prehistoric Times (Issue 119)

Our thanks to Mike Fredericks (editor), who emailed over to Everything Dinosaur an image of the front cover of the next issue of Prehistoric Times, which is due out shortly.  It was a cheering sight amidst the dark clouds, torrential rain and thunder that we experienced yesterday evening.  It was definitely a night for staying indoors and perusing previous editions of this quarterly magazine for dinosaur fans and collectors of prehistoric animal models.

The Front Cover of the Next Prehistoric Times

The front cover of Prehistoric Times magazine (issue 119)

A very colourful and action packed front cover.

Picture Credit: Mike Fredericks

The front cover artwork has been provided by the fabulously talented palaeoartist Fabio Pastori, what a spectacular pair of fighting tyrannosaurids!  If we recall correctly, the last time the artwork of Fabio graced the front cover was back in the winter of 2014 (issue 108), we look forward to seeing more of Fabio’s amazing illustrations in the autumn edition, which should be with us shortly.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s review of the winter 2014 issue of Prehistoric Times: A Review of Prehistoric Times (issue 108)

Zdeněk Burian

The autumn edition also contains a feature on the prehistoric landscapes of Zdeněk Burian, a Czech artist and book illustrator whose prehistoric animal illustrations played a pivotal role in the development of scientific drawings used by museums and book publishers.  This artist, whose work can be found in many natural history museums throughout the world, is regarded by many people as the doyen of palaeontological artwork.  Team members at Everything Dinosaur are also looking forward to the special features on Acrocanthosaurus and the “dawn horse” Eohippus, which will also be included in the forthcoming issue.

Prehistoric Times, is an excellent magazine for the serious dinosaur fan, to visit Prehistoric Times website, simply click the link below:

Visit Prehistoric Times: Prehistoric Times Magazine

Our thanks to Mike Fredericks for sending us a sneaky peek of the front cover.

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