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16 03, 2015

Unique Dinosaur Nest Site Vandalised

By |2024-05-05T09:37:02+01:00March 16th, 2015|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page, Palaeontological articles|0 Comments

Vandals Destroy Dinosaur Nests and Footprints

A rare and extremely significant dinosaur nest site vandalised.

Everything Dinosaur has received press reports that vandals have smashed a number of dinosaur eggs and footprints that made up part of an outdoor display at the Mirador del Cretáceo dig site in Coll de Nargó, Catalonia (north-eastern Spain).  The tourist attraction was opened in 2005 and combines a serious palaeontological study of Upper Cretaceous highly fossiliferous sediments with a tourist attraction, which permits onlookers to walk round the site and to view some of the fossil specimens in situ as well as other exhibits that show how dinosaurs nested.

Dinosaur Nest Site Vandalised

Some of the items believed to have been smashed include dinosaur eggs that had been reassembled from the fossil remains to give the impression that they had just been laid.

Sites containing dinosaur egg remains and evidence of nesting behaviour are extremely rare and the dig site in the Pyrénéen village is believed to represent the largest location of its kind yet discovered in Europe.  In addition, the fossils are very well preserved and these in conjunction with the numerous dinosaur footprints that have been mapped in the area indicate the presence of at least six different types of dinosaur present in this Late Cretaceous ecosystem.

One of the Fossilised Eggs Preserved at the Site

An important Late Cretaceous dig site.

An important Late Cretaceous dig site.

Picture credit: (Xavier Delclòs, Faculty of Geology UB)

Fossil Vandalism

Sadly, this is not the only example of vandalism reported upon by Everything Dinosaur, back in 2012, team members from Everything Dinosaur published an article about an act of dinosaur vandalism in Alberta, Canada.

To read more about this incident: Hooligans smash duck-billed dinosaur fossils.

More recently, a sauropod bone at the Dinosaur Monument in Utah was broken and a piece stolen, this theft and the damage to that part of the bone that remained led to the specimen having to be removed.

Salvador Moyà, the manager at the Palaeolithic Institute of Catalunya (ICP) called the destruction of the fossils “inconceivable” and the mayor of Coll de Nargó, Senor Benito Fité stated that this was a “catastrophe”.

These incidents are all to frequent, especially at sites which are relatively open and allow public access.  Back in 2013, the site was raided by a local resident and several specimens stolen.  These were only returned when it became public knowledge that whoever was responsible for the theft would face prosecution for their criminal action.

16 03, 2015

Parents Comment after Everything Dinosaur Workshop in School

By |2023-03-24T18:29:10+00:00March 16th, 2015|Early Years Foundation Reception, General Teaching|Comments Off on Parents Comment after Everything Dinosaur Workshop in School

Feedback from Parents after Dinosaur Workshop

At Everything Dinosaur, it is always a pleasure to receive comments from parents of children who have taken part in our dinosaur workshops in school, it was great to receive feedback stating that parents praise Everything Dinosaur after a school visit.  After a visit to John Locke Academy to work with the EYFS stage children we received the following comment from a parent on our main, Everything Dinosaur blog site:

“Sounds like the children had an amazing time , my son attends the school and has learnt so much in such a small amount of time this by far has been his favourite topic he loves dinosaurs and was so excited to tell us that you’d been to the school thank you .”

Parents Praise Everything Dinosaur

You are most welcome, we are happy to help out and our dinosaur workshops are extremely popular in schools.   We really enjoy teaching about dinosaurs in schools.

One of the Dinosaurs we Spotted at John Locke Academy

A friendly sauropod

A friendly sauropod spotted in a classroom at John Locke Academy.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Friendly Sauropod Dinosaur

A team member spotted a very friendly sauropod dinosaur in one of the spacious and well-designed classrooms.  The sauropod seemed to be happy as it had a big smile on its face.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are grateful for the feedback from parents, and from teachers too.  We enjoyed our visit to John Locke Academy and we hope the extra, free teaching resources we provided will support the teaching team with their exciting term topic.”

Everything Dinosaur stocks a wide range of dinosaur themed toys, models and games. The UK-based mail order company also stocks some amazing replicas of iconic fossil animals.  To view the range available from Everything Dinosaur’s award-winning, user-friendly website: Educational Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models, Toys and Games.

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