Children really dig palaeontology
CHILDREN travelled back in time during a palaeontology holiday activity at Yanchep National Park last week.
A new feature on the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Nearer to Nature school holiday program, the ‘palaeontologist for a day’ activity taught seven to 12-year-olds about the Pleistocene period and ‘mega beasts’ that roamed Earth between 2.59 million and 11,700 years ago.
Participants followed the fossil trail on January 19 and used palaeontologist skills to uncover ‘bones’ and reconstruct a giant creature.
The holiday program also included the ‘enchanted environment’ cave session for four to seven-yearolds in the morning, and adventure caving for eight to 14-yearolds on January 13.
For information on future programs, visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au.
Children learning about fossils first-hand.
Francesco and Edoardo Russell.
Kondo and Epithany Aja.