Dino Dig 11th October
Saturday, 11 October 2014 from 14:00 to 16:30 (BST)
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ardingly College with the help of a scientist from Imperial College London have discovered dinosaur fossils in the school grounds.
Teachers and students and Dr Susannah Maidment from Imperial have unearthed dinosaur bones, fish teeth, scales, plants and shells. These remains are from creatures that lived on Earth and in the sea approximately 140 million years ago.
The fossils were found while builders were excavating rubble from under a new boarding house, Godwin Hall, which was completed last year.
The school is now jointly working with the Dr Maidment to find more fossilized creatures from our ancient past.
Ardingly villagers are to be invited to join a 'Dig for Dinosaurs' at the school as part of a Citizen Science Project. Local people will also be asked to bring along their own finds, so that experts can help identify them. The aim is to collect, catalogue and curate as many items as possible, so that a new national fossil bank can be established as a resource for learning more about the early Cretaceous period, the heyday of the dinosaur.