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April 2015 Newsletter

FROM THE EDUCATION DESK FYI:Who was Sir Richard Owen? The paleontologist, who rose from a poor background in Lancashire to become something close to what we might consider a celebrity scientist today, went on to establish London’s Natural History Museum in 1881. He coined the word “dinosaur” in 1842 and said they were like “terrible […]

February 2015 Newsletter

FROM THE EDUCATION DESK “Perot Museum Alamosaurus and Tyrannosaurus” by Rodney – Flickr: Perot Museum. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons FYI: New Dinosaur Species Discovered The Springfield Science Museum made two very exciting discoveries recently, and they both involve bones that have been on display in the museum’s dinosaur hall for quite […]

March 2015 Newsletter

FROM THE EDUCATION DESK Rhinorex condrupus attacked by a Cretaceous crocodile. Image credit: © Julius Csotonyi. FYI: Rhinorex condrupus, a newly discovered hadrosaur had a distinctive nose, the purpose of which is not known. Named by Terry Gates, from North Carolina museum of Natural Sciences, and Rodney Sheetz from the Brigham Young Museum of Paleontology, […]

January 2015 Newsletter

What’s New at DRC? We have three new touch screens to answer your questions on dinosaurs, flying reptiles and marine reptiles. Children as well as adults will find these interesting and filled with facts that will be fun to learn in this interactive way. We have one in the main Dinosaur Hall, one in the […]

December 2014 Newsletter

FROM THE EDUCATION DESK Life restoration of Zaraapelta nomadis. Image credit: Danielle Dufault. FYI: An old dinosaur has been given a new name: This new species of Ankylosaur was discovered in southern Mongolia in 2000 in the Gobi Desert by a team led by Dr. Philip Currie from the University of Alberta. This October, Currie […]

November 2014 Newsletter

FROM THE EDUCATION DESK Bizarre Dinosaur For half a century, all that was known about this dinosaur, was that it was found in the Gobi desert in 1965, named in 1970, and it had enormous forearms measuring 8 ft. long that were tipped with three giant claws. Its name, Deinocheirus mirificus, means “unusual horrible hand.” […]

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