A Chance for Girlguiding IW Members to GET FOSSILLING WITH DINOSAUR ISLE


Join one of Dinosaur Isle Museum’s guided fossil walks and take home your own dinosaur discovery this summer.

This popular attraction is running a number of guided walks throughout the summer at sites of known palaeontological and geological interest on the Island.

“The Isle of Wight is a great destination for dinosaur activities, with fossils of at least 25 different species found here, from calamosaurus – a type of predator that roamed the Island 125 million years ago – to the meat eating Neovenator that roamed the Island in the early Cretaceous period, 130 million years ago,” said Dr Martin Munt, Dinosaur Isle Museum curator.

The two hour sessions take place at a number of locations such as Yaverland, Shanklin, Brook and Culver and run until 3 September 2018. Typical finds vary between the sites, but fossil shellfish, sponges are usually found along with dinosaur bones and poo.

Booking is essential for these popular walks so contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place or visit www.dinosaurisle.com/events.aspx for more information.

With Girlguiding’s new programme there is bound to be a badge to cover this kind of activity-good hunting!