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The Bristol Dinosaur Challenge

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The Bristol Dinosaur Challenge

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  • Can you use your sleuthing skills to find out what Bristol was like 210 million years ago?
  • Do you have the nerve to hunt for coprolites* in the cliffs and search the shingle for shark teeth?
  • Think you have the determination to make it as a dinosaur detective?

Yes? Then you should take on

The Bristol Dinosaur Challenge


To take part in the Bristol Dinosaur Challenge, students need to find and present evidence to answer the following 2 questions:

  1. What was the environment like in Bristol, 210 million years ago? Has it always been like we see it today or has it changed? If it's changed, what has changed and why has it changed?
  2. What sort of living things existed in Bristol 210 million years ago? What did these living things look like? What did they eat? How are they different to the living things found in modern Bristol?

To help students take part in the Bristol Dinosaur Challenge, The Bristol Dinosaur Project will take groups of students from Bristol out on a trip to Aust cliff.

Aust cliff is on the Severn estuary, near the first Severn crossing. There, students will hunt for all kinds of fossil and geological evidence related to prehistoric Bristol which will help them complete the Challenge. The trip will be overseen by expert staff from the Bristol Dinosaur Project. These experts have years of experience safely leading groups of students out on the Severn Estuary to Aust Cliffs, and they will also help the students look for evidence and interpret what they find.

Back at school, students then compile and present their evidence in any way they like. We encourage the use of video, audio and other creative appraoches, so students may want to start planning this aspect of the Challenge before they go on the trip to Aust cliff. This element of the Challenge will be overseen by school staff (not the Bristol Dinosaur Project).


To register for the Bristol Dinosaur Challenge and the trip to Aust cliff, please select a School Group ticket in the box above. There is just 1 date available for the trip to Aust cliff, please select the date from the drop down box next to where it says "Ticket Information". The one available date is date is 6th July 2012. To discuss potential alternative dates, or to see if there is limited availability on a booked out date, please get in touch at support@stemclubs.net.


We hope you enjoy the Bristol Dinosaur Challenge!


* coprolites = FOSSILISED DINOSAUR POO!

 



Terms & Conditions - please read before registering:

Participation in the Bristol Dinosaur Challenge (including the trip to Aust Cliff) is free and open to all state secondary schools in the Bristol area. You may find this activity particularly suited to an extra-curricular club environment. It is aimed at students in KS3, although older students are certainly not exempt.

On the trip to Aust cliff, students must be accompanied by an adult or adults from their school and these adults are responsible for the safe conduct of the students in their care.

Ensuring that the trip adheres to school regulations regarding trips is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s). A hazard information sheet will be provided to all participating schools to help complete the necessary risk assessments.

All appropriate safety information will be provided by the Bristol Dinosaur Project staff prior to the trip, and reinforced on the day of the trip. If you have any specific requirements, e.g. to discuss accessibility, please contact Ed Drewitt via email on ed.drewitt@bristol.ac.uk.

Transport arrangements will be made by Bristol Dinosaur Project staff, in consultation with each school group.

Maximum group sizes given in the ticket information are for guidance only. Please adhere to your school's policy on adult / student ratios for school trips.

The completion of the Challenge, including compiling and presenting the report, is done at school and is not part of the trip.

For further information on the Bristol Dinosaur Challenge and the trip to Aust cliff, contact Liz Lister and Ed Drewitt via email - support@stemclubs.net and ed.drewitt@bristol.ac.uk

 


 

The Bristol Dinosaur Challenge is brought to you by:


The Bristol Dinosaur Project

funded by the

Heritage Lottery Fund

in conjunction with the

STEM Clubs Network


Have questions about The Bristol Dinosaur Challenge? Contact STEM Clubs Network

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Aust Cliff
Aust
Nr Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM

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