Event type: gallery character
Location: Fossil Marine Reptiles
Suitable for: Key Stage 2
Capacity: 32 students
Duration: 30 minutes
£3 per student
Mary Anning has lots of exciting stories to tell pupils about her life as a pioneering fossil hunter in nineteenth-century Lyme Regis.
Did you know she helped discover the first ichthyosaur specimen to be recognised by the scientific community when she was only 10 years old? Find out more about her work and learn how her discoveries have helped scientists reconstruct the history of life on Earth.
Learning themes: fossils, creative thinking, explaining how living and non-living things work, causes and effects.
Mary Anning introduces herself and talks about her life growing up in Lyme Regis in Dorset, England.
She explains what fossils are and how they reveal clues about an animal's appearance and habitat.
She describes some of the fossils that she has found in her lifetime, including ammonites, belemnites and ichthyosaurs.
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