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Dino Snores – A Night at the Natural History Museum
Movie - stroking the skunk!
Richard Keddilty, Year 3 teacher reports:
Early one evening on Saturday 21 May 2011 a group of 22 children from Years 3 – 6 and an excited Team Science and their helpers departed on what was to be an adventurous weekend spent at the Natural History Museum. We arrived as the museum closed to the public and were greeted by the chatter of the 400 other children that were also taking part in the experience.
After selecting our camping space under the dominating skeleton of the Diplodocus in the Great Hall the children and adults began an evening of adventure..... A torch lit hunt for dinosaurs inside the museum; having to find facts; work in teams; and avoid the terrifyingly real T-Rex! Becoming Palaeontologists, examining fossils from the Museums stores and making their own cast of a fossil and dating and labelling these; at 11pm going to the auditorium to meet the Museum’s Curator of Meteors and watching clips of meteors, the creation of the planet and actually being allowed to handle meteors that have crashed to Earth; and then settled down to an evening with the Dinosaurs and tried to get some sleep...
As the adults awoke after at least 2 hours sleep, the children were entertained by an animal extravaganza with an opportunity to observe and touch a multitude of animals from millipedes to armadillos and the odd bearded dragon! A weary and bleary eyed group arrived back at St Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon after what was a memorable and extremely enjoyable and educational experience.