Dino-orienteering with MooseWood Nature Center

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) — MooseWood Nature Center is hosting a Dino-Orienteering event this Friday.

Children ages 5-10 are encouraged to sign up with an adult for a fun morning of outdoor exploration while learning about fossils, paleontology and orienteering. Activities will include a scavenger hunt for fossils and a dinosaur dig and assembly of a dinosaur skeleton.

“We have Almostsaurus which is a Spinosaurus, and actually this one falls into a juvenile style category, so it’s a full-size saurus,” said volunteer and board member Erik Johnson. Moosewood Nature Center. “This will be the dinosaur digging part that we do really well with. It’s a little longer to dig this time around because we want them to dig up the dinosaur, get the sand out, draw what they see, and then we’ll assemble the dinosaur to MooseWood.

The Dino-Orienteering event will take place on Friday, August 19 at the MooseWood Nature Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $20 per family. To register for the event, click here.

In preparation for the event, watch the video below. The video is about the cornerstone fossil of the 7-10 year old compass route that they need to find. This is called the large white-tailed deer.

Dino J. Dotson