FYLING Hall students recently came face to face with the creatures that roamed the Yorkshire Cost millions of years ago.
The students spent a morning fossil hunting on the beach at Robin Hood’s Bay, investigated what caused the death of a baby Triceratops, and met an eminent Victorian geologist.
The Geonaut events were organised and led by Mike Windle, geoconservationaist, ice age geologist and director of the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust.
While Nicole Sample said she enjoyed learning about fossilised dinosaur dung, Henry Cook said: “My best bit was looking at the fossilised jaw of a meat-eating dinosaur that had one large tooth, several smaller teeth and teeth that you could see growing in the jaw.”
The pupils examind local fossils from three different periods and discussed the evidence that these clues gave.
They also acted as detectives, discovering whether a baby dinosaur was killed by a tyrannosaurus, a velociraptor, diplodocus or even a meteorite.
Forms 1 and 2 spent a morning hunting fossils on the beach and learned about the geology of the local landscape, but also about the creatures which currently have their habitats on the beach.
Thanks were given to Mr Windle for all his hard work.
To find out more about the NEYGT and their activities visit www.neyorksgeologytrust.com