Dino Fest at The Beacon Whitehaven
The countdown has started, there are less than 48-hours to go before our first dinosaur and fossil workshop at The Beacon Museum (Whitehaven, Cumbria). Staff at Everything Dinosaur have been preparing all the fossils and sorting out a vehicle so that it can be loaded up with all the fossils and other goodies which we will need this weekend as Everything Dinosaur delivers dinosaur and fossil workshops. The plan is that visitors to Dino Fest at The Beacon will be able to help our team members hunt for fossils including real dinosaur bones!
Dino Fest from Friday 27th July until Sunday 29th July
Picture Credit: The Beacon Museum/Natalie Burns
Be a Dinosaur Detective
Join team members from Friday afternoon and throughout the weekend and take part in fossil casting, fossil handling and get the chance to find your very own fossils of prehistoric animals. What you find you can keep, so, why not start your very own fossil collection.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“We will be delivering a total of three workshops, starting Friday afternoon. We plan to conduct some fossil casting of specimens from our collection, including T. rex teeth and Velociraptor claws and then we can look at dinosaur skulls and of course, being shark week, we will have to include some prehistoric sharks too.”
When not providing workshops, the team members from Everything Dinosaur will be laying out fossil trays and inviting visitors to The Beacon Museum to search for ancient crocodile armour, Silurian coral, fossilised wood, sharks teeth, brachiopods, ammonites and other evidence of ancient life Everything Dinosaur has collected on their travels around the world. As you would expect from a company called “Everything Dinosaur”, there will be some dinosaur fossils to find as well.
Dinosaur and Fossil Themed Workshops at The Beacon Whitehaven
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs
An Everything Dinosaur spokesperson explained that as fossils erode out of the ground, they are acted upon by natural forces causing the material to weather. If people did not go out hunting for fossils, then much of the fossil record would simply be eroded away and lost forever.
“Imagine a 66 million-year-old Triceratops leg bone, exposed by erosion in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. It might be from an animal that lived in the Late Cretaceous but just a few years of freeze/thaw and weathering and the bone would simply crumble away. By conducting fossil workshops and helping to explain how to tell fossils from rock, we might one day help someone discover their very own prehistoric animal, after all, around 100 different dinosaurs are known from fossils found in the British Isles.”
For further information and to book: Dino Fest at The Beacon Museum