Dinosaurs, Volcanoes and Continents that Move
Could you outrun a Tyrannosaurus Rex?
You might feel it’s 65 million years
too late to find out, but not so.
At the BA Festival of Science 2002 to be
held at the University of Leicester between 9-13 September, a University
geologist is organising a series of young people’s events which will include
ways of determining the speed of dinosaurs.
Dr Sarah Gabbott’s earth shattering
workshops will include moving continents and making volcanoes, as well as
simulating dinosaur footprints and trackways. Children
will be encouraged to walk, trot and run through sand and mud to show how
footprints are formed and how they can be used to assess the size and speed of
the dinosaurs that made them.
Quality of life is this year’s theme
for the BA Festival, which is the UK’s biggest science festival, held annually
at different universities throughout the country.
This year’s event will attract 400 top international scientists and
science communicators and reveal the latest developments in research.
A total of 3,000 delegates are expected
to attend the event at the University, as well as thousands of students of all
ages and members of the public interested in science.
The Festival returns to the
University of Leicester for the third time since 1921, during a year in which
the University is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
To find out more about the BA Festival of
Science and how to book to come and take part, see the website: www.the-ba.net
or contact 0207 973 3052.
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