Mines News

Release Date Friday, March 23, 2018

Unearth the Mysteries of History at the Dinosaur Eggstravaganza

The “Dinosaur Eggstravaganza” from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Museum of Geology is free and open to the public.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 23, 2018) – Come and unravel the mysteries of the past at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s “Dinosaur Eggstravaganza” from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Museum of Geology in the O’Harra Building (campus map).  The family friendly event is free and open to the public.

The Dinosaur Eggstravaganza features hands-on activities about dinosaurs and their environment plus rocks and minerals. The event is sponsored by the Museum of Geology and the SD Mines Paleontology Club

The event includes an exploration of the boundaries between science and myth in an activity called “Jurassic Park: Facts and Fictions” The Dinosaur Eggstravaganza also includes a demonstration on how paleontologists clean and uncover fossils at the “Fossil Preparation Booth”.

Attendees will experience excitement hunting elusive dinosaurs for prizes, show off their creativity while they paint fossil casts or create their very own dinosaur scene, or learn basic field techniques with the dig box as they brush away sand and dirt to uncover the great animals of the past.  

Dinosaur Eggstravaganza is a day of family fun and learning for kids of all ages.

 

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Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray, 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu