Dinosaur Dig with Paleontologists Mike & Roberta Straka

Dinosaur Head

Title of Program: Dinosaur Expedition Adventure

Description: Finding a dinosaur may be accomplished by one person but, getting a dinosaur out of the ground is always a team effort. All the different skills that come together on a paleontological dig will be showcased. Audience members will experience the thrill of digging up a real Triceratops dinosaur bone and then help construct a dinosaur on a large cut-out.

The show will feature the skull of an Albertosaurus named Elvis and explore the characteristics of this dinosaur. The program will include audience participation, a touch of magic, show and tell with real fossils and the mystery fossil game show will round out the program.

Presenter Bio: Mike and Roberta Straka have been conducting and managing paleontological digs in North and South Dakota since 1978. Each year, they teach paleontology and geology in elementary schools and libraries throughout NY, NJ, and PA. In addition, Mike is the lead curator for the teams’ fossil collection. Roberta self-published her first children’s book, Roberta’s Wonderful Dinosaur Adventure. They are both excited to share their love of dinosaurs with libraries this summer

Monday June 2610:00 amElizabethtown Public Library
Monday June 261:00 pmMilanof-Schock Library
Tuesday June 2710:00 amIntercourse Library
Tuesday June 271:00 pmLancaster Public Library
Wednesday June 2810:00 am
Manheim Township Public Library
Wednesday June 281:00 pmManheim Community Library
Tuesday July 2510:00 amAdamstown Area Library
Tuesday July 251:00 pmEphrata Public Library
Wednesday July 2610:00 amStrasburg Public Library
Wednesday July 261:00 pmLititz Public Library
Thursday July 2710:00 amQuarryville Public Library
Thursday July 272:00 pmMoores Memorial Library
Friday July 2810:00 amMountville Branch Library
Friday July 281:00 pmEastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday August 110:00 amColumbia Public Library


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