The countdown has begun! On May 21st we’ll be celebrating Mary Anning’s birthday with the official launch of a doll inspired by her: Fossil Hunter Lottie.
TrowelBlazers has worked closely with Lottie Dolls to make a doll that we hope will encourage little girls and boys to go out and hunt for their own fossils (safely and responsibly, of course!). And now we’re sending Fossil Hunter Lottie on a tour of the UK to meet #trowelblazing palaeontologists across the country, and find out what a day-in-the-life of a #realfossilhunter is actually like.
We’ll be photoblogging and tweeting pictures along the way, so stay-tuned. We really hope these pictures will help to show kids what real scientists look like, and that they too can grow up to be a palaeontologist.
You can join in too — share your photos of real-life fossilising, whether it’s your hobby or your job, on Twitter using the hashtag #RealFossilHunter. Or like and share our Real Fossil Hunter posts on Facebook to spread the word. Every tweet using #realfossilhunter and each FaceBook share will also be entered into a draw to win a Fossil Hunter Lottie doll (winner announced after May 21st).
LET THE FOSSIL HUNTER LOTTIE #REALFOSSILHUNTER TOUR BEGIN…
Fossil Hunter Lottie’s UK tour begins, quite naturally at the Natural History Museum in London (where TeamTB’s Brenna and Tori work)
Lottie even got to see Mary Anning , and Mary Anning’s incredible marine reptile fossils. As her backpack is full of Mary Anning fact cards, this was a special moment!
Everyone knows that there are incredible fossils on display, but stored away in the collections there are over 7 MILLION more specimens being worked on by scientists. We took Lottie behind the scenes to meet #trowelblazing NHM scientists Emma Bernard, Lorna Steel and Ria Mitchell
But Lottie’s adventure is just beginning…. Next stop: SCOTLAND!