Thursday, 21 April 2011

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival - 29th April - 1st May

There is a free Grand Marquee on the beach in Lyme from 10am to 5pm, with lots of hands-on art and science for the whole family. The Natural History Museum will have about 35 scientists on hand with activities and displays, and they are keen to chat to visitors too. There is a Fossil Fair with a dozen Lyme and Charmouth collectors, and other exhibitors, most with hands-on activities, including the Jurassic Coast team, Natural England, Lyme Regis Museum, Dorset AONB, D.I.G.S., RockWatch, Isle of Wight's Dinosaur Isle, National Museum of Wales, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, National Oceanography Centre (including their research vessel, RV Callista moored in Cobb Harbour for visits), Plymouth University, the Buckland Club, and the Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust. We have guided Fossil Walks in the mornings, Rockpool Rambles, Shore Thing, Monocot Nature Walks, and workshops for kids from the Bristol Dinosaur Project. On Friday evening the Marine Theatre will host 'Desert Crossings', inspired by the Jurassic Coast, and on Sunday there are two shows of Forkbeard Fantasy 'All at Sea' cabaret.
The Festival is not just for youngsters either - we also have 18 great geo-talks in the afternoons and evenings.
Click here for further details.

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