Dinosaur Dynamics has been designed for Years 5-6 high ability students. Palaeontologist and PhD Candidate, Tim Richards, from the University of Queensland will lead an exciting presentation followed by a Q&A session. The theme will be what clues do Palaeontologists use to establish how particular dinosaurs moved. A short break will then be followed by an engaging hands-on session where students, acting as junior Palaeontologists, will evaluate a series of clues including fossil evidence and the comparative movement of modern day creatures.
NOTE: There are limited tickets available. Only ONE ticket of up to 25 high ability students per school for each event.
|Date:||Thursday 24th August 2023|
|Time:||Session 1: 10.00 am – 12.00pm
Session 2: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
|Maximum number per school:||20|
|10.00am – 10.45am||Dinosaur Dynamics Presentation by Tim Richards with Q & A session|
|10.45am – 11.00am||Break time|
|11.00am – 12.00pm||Dinosaur Locomotion interactive hands-on session|
|1.00pm – 1.45pm||Dinosaur Dynamics Presentation by Tim Richards with Q & A session|
|1.45pm – 2.00pm||Break time|
|2.00pm – 3.00pm||Dinosaur Locomotion interactive hands-on session|
Note on Materials: Students will need a pen. Student handouts will be sent prior to the event.
Tim Richards: palaeontologist and PhD candidate in the ‘Dino Lab’ at the University of Queensland.
Tim Richards is a palaeontologist and PhD candidate in the ‘Dino Lab’ at the University of Queensland. His research focusses on the diversity and flight biomechanics of Australian Pterosaurs – giant flying reptiles that once ruled the skies over Australia some 100 million years ago.
Tim is also an acting graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and loves telling stories. He now combines his two worlds as a Science Communicator. He is passionate about all things science – from ancient creatures that once roamed the Earth to evolution and cutting-edge genetics.
When he’s not in the lab or digging up bones in the outback, Tim enjoys travelling with his family to places he’s never been. He loves exploring and trying to figure out the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of everything he sees.