19 March 2012
Posted in DinoDigs
The Orlando Science Center hosted Fossil Fest 6 on Saturday, March 17 – a celebration of dinosaurs, paleontology and fossils. Guests mingled with the Florida Fossil Hunters and the Central Florida Shell Club as they shared specimens found on Florida expeditions.
Peter L. Larson, founder and president of Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc. located in South Dakota, chatted with guests via Skype during a seminar on extinction theories for the K-T extinction – the one that killed the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago.
Little fossil hunters also enjoyed designing their own triceratops hats and paper dinosaur models plus making their own fossils. Guests were also submerged into prehistoric times with screenings of National Geographic’s Sea Monsters on the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
Dr. Dare’s Lab on level 4 hosted geology and paleontology experiments and a new program entitled Jr. Paleontologist was also launched, making this Fossil Fest unforgettable.