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Program Information

Program name: Dinosaur Dig -Constructing a Dinosaur Dig Site.
Program category: Nature- Animals
Nature- Environment
Program length: 1 hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 150
Program description: Get Ready – we’re going to construct and build a real dinosaur dig! Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will construct a dinosaur dig site right in your library. Imagine the excitement as your summer reading patrons get a chance to dig for REAL dinosaur bones. Next, we will identify the bones and finally, they will place the fossils on a Triceratops cut out. They will actually build a Triceratops with the bones that they discover. It’s been over 10 ten years since we offered this hands-on presentation. In addition, before each dig, Mike will present a 30-minute interactive fossil talk to get our Jr. Paleontologists ready to go on their dig. During the talk, Mike will cover how and where we find fossils. He will show some of our amazing discoveries from the time of the dinosaurs to the time of the ice age. As a special bonus, after the dig each patron can spend time looking at our expanded fossil museum. Rare and unusual fossils that we have discovered will be on display. Fossils will come to life in this fun-filled adventure.
Space/special requirements: The library needs to supply 2 or 3 six foot tables for the museum and some floor space to set-up the digging pits. The tables and pits do not have to be in the same room. Weather permitting, the dig can be outside. We do provide our own sound system.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Our fee of $350. includes one fossil talk, one dig workshop (this can accommodate 50 participants) and a visit to our fossil museum. Please note, the library can have more than 50 attend the fossil talk and museum. However, the workshop is limited to 50 participants. If you need to have more than one workshop, you can schedule another complete program (talk, dig and museum) for an additional $200. We do offer a $50 discount if two libraries book and present on the same day.
Other notes: Please email if you have any questions about the dig workshop set-up.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Program last updated: 06/11/2016
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Dino Dig
Performer name: Mike Straka
Phone: 570-588-1930
Mailing address: 1152 Falls Rd.
Bushkill, PA 18324
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Mt Tabor Library, Mt. Tabor, NJ., Butler Library, Butler, NJ. , Elkins Park Library, Elkins Park, PA , Wissahickon Valley Library, Blue Bell, PA. , Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, Red Hill, PA.
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Performer information last updated: 06/11/2016


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