Walking with Dinosaurs in Sandown

By Ross Findon

Thursday, February 14, 2013

 

Walking with Dinosaurs in Sandown

The BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs team will be on the Isle of Wight today to view the Dinosaur Isle fossil collection. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

THE Walking with Dinosaurs team will visit the Isle of Wight today (Thursday), turning the spotlight on Dinosaur Isle's incredible collection of fossils.

The award-winning BBC show's palaeontologist Dr Steve Brusatte will be filmed as he examines the collection and the results will be broadcast on the BBC Earth YouTube channel.

The team will not be the only guests welcomed to the museum today (Thursday), as more than 200 children are also expected to visit the Sandown museum.

The children, from schools across the Isle of Wight and the mainland, will have the chance to take part in the Earth Cube Experience.

The Earth Cube is an inflatable studio, in which youngsters will be able to watch footage from Walking with Dinosaurs and record their own voiceovers and sounds.

The Isle of Wight was recently named the dinosaur capital of Britain and Dinosaur Isle manager Peter Pusey said today was a great opportunity to showcase the Island.

"Steve Brusatte has co-authored some papers with our own expert Steve Hutt, so he knows our collection," he added.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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