There’s much more to fossils than you might think!
All of our Biodiversity students participated in two workshops last week, helping to build their knowledge and understanding of how scientists discover and interpret evidence of biodiversity from the past.
The first workshop, ‘Recon Time’, involved the reconstruction of animals from skeletal evidence. The second workshop, ‘Making Tracks’ – or more specifically, ‘Australian Pleistocene Ichnology’ (the time of Australian Megafauna) – involved facilitating formulations of fantastically farfetched facts from fossil footprint features’. Students made a ‘trackway’ by walking, running, or hopping over a ten metre strip of butcher’s paper, before recording a variety of measurements to calculate the speed at which the ‘creature’ was moving (as shown in the photo!)