As the chief organizer of the 2018 Yorkshire Fossil Festival, I ought to have been doing a lot more promotion of the event, which is now less than 3 weeks away. Still, better late than never.
I’m delighted to confirm that the following organizations will be taking part, and bringing their finest fossiliferous activities along:
The Palaeontological Association will be 1) letting you make your own salt dough fossil; 2) taking you swimming* through a Jurassic sea; 3) playing the fossilization board game; and 4) having the brilliant palaeo-artist James McKay bring your fantastical fossil creatures to life!
University of Hull Geology group will be ‘Uncovering the Hidden Histories of Hull’s Lost Fossils’ (supported by the Ferens Education Trust) and also panning for gold!
Jordan Bestwick and colleagues from the University of Leicester will be showing how fossil microwear can tell us about palaeo-diets, possibly with a sandpit too.
The Yorkshire Museum science team will be exploring Yorkshire’s Jurassic World.
Hidden Horizons and the Scarborough Museums Trust will be taking you hunting Dinosaurs At Dusk.
Hull Geological Society will be unveiling some of the Ice Age fossil treasures unearthed in East Yorkshire
Yorkshire Geological Society will be bringing their rock saw, so if you’ve any rocks or fossils that you’d like to have cut and polished by the YGS teams, bring them along!