OUR Dynamic Earth is hosting a weekend of dinosaur activities for half term in conjunction with the One Book –One Edinburgh citywide reading campaign ‘The Lost World Read 2009’.
Running from 14-15 February, the activities include a dinosaur dig and treasure hunt through the five-star visitor attraction.
Over the weekend, budding palaeontologists can try their hand at uncovering fossilised dinosaur bones from a pit of sand or explore the edges and extremes of planet Earth in search of clues to discover the mystery of dinosaurs. Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth takes visitors on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future, with interactive exhibits and impressive technology.
Catriona Cardie, marketing director, Our Dynamic Earth, said: “Dinosaurs have a mystique around them that captivates children and adults alike. We are pleased to be working with UNESCO to enthral children with the story of ‘The Lost World’ and encourage young people to learn and develop through reading.”
Our Dynamic Earth’s activities, running in conjunction with UNESCO City of Literature, are part of 22 events scheduled throughout February and March. Highlights include screenings of the 1925 classic silent movie of The Lost World and talks on the importance of Darwin’s theory of evolution in the modern day.
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