~ Sneak Peek Screening of New Dinosaur Train Episode ~
Dinosaur Train sparks children’s interest in science with fun activities for the whole family
You are never too young to be a paleontologist! Jim Henson’s popular preschool science show Dinosaur Train, celebrates National Fossil Day at the National Mall on Oct. 12. Dinosaur Train will feature a booth where children can take photos with the show’s curious, funny and intelligent Tyrannosaurus Rex, Buddy, and view a new Nature Trackers episode following the event. The Nature Tracker episodes will premiere on PBS in November.
Visitors to the booth will enjoy free dinosaur themed giveaways and participate in a variety of paleontology‐related activities, including creating their very own Buddy mask, and a “Dinosaur with Feathers” educational session. Following the fossil day festivities at the Dinosaur Train booth, families can view a new Nature Trackers episode before the November premiere. Parents can also sign up to receive more information about joining the Nature Trackers Club, where their kids can join Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don online to make new scientific discoveries while understanding and appreciating their natural surroundings.
Hosted by the National Park Service and a growing list of more than 170 partners, this special day dedicated to fossils is a part of Earth Science Week, an event that encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences.
The Dinosaur Train booth will include:
• Dinosaur Train’s Buddy, the T. rex, taking photos and interacting with children
• An exclusive sneak peek of Dinosaur Train’s new Nature Trackers episode
• Information on how to join the new Nature Trackers Club
• Educational session “Dinosaurs with Feathers”
• Do‐it‐yourself Buddy mask
• Free Dinosaur Train themed giveaways
WHEN & Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
WHERE: Time: 10:00 a.m.‐2:00 p.m.
On the Mall across from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560
Sneak Peek screening of new Dinosaur Train episode
Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave.
NW Washington, D.C. 20560
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