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The Good Dinosaur (Pixar Movie)

Did you know dinosaur means "terrible lizard"? Isn't that frightening?!

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, but they left behind fossils as proof of their existence. We still remember these long gone creatures and they still fascinate our imaginations!

At the April 27th Hands-on-Habiat, we're going to be learning all about dinosaurs!

We're going to find out if dinosaurs roamed Nebraska, if the T-Rex had feathers, if dinosaurs roam the earth today, and who the closest relative to dinosaurs is. (Hint, hint: you can find them at Fontenelle Forest.)

Join us as we uncover the past and help us solve the mystery in Nebraska by digging for fossils and creating dinosaur crafts at the April 27th Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest!


Trish Wakefield

Fontenelle Forest Educator

First and foremost, Trish is a wife and a mother of four amazing sons who followed her husband to Omaha for his career.  As a Kansas native, she has always had a passion for life sciences, the natural world and educating children. As a child she actively camped and swam in Kansas State Parks. She studied life sciences at Wichita State University before raising her boys. She also worked as a Special Ed para prior to becoming a YMCA Aquatics Director. As the Aquatic Director, she t ...

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