Recently, the folks at #QEDCon got a chance to ask scientists questions, through the kind offices of Robin Ince’s Cosmic Genome. One intrepid soul asked our @brennawalks how a little girl can get into science… lucky we are SO READY with an answer for that one.


And we know you guys could probably come up with a million more! It has been an amazing few months for TrowelBlazers as we’ve watched our little Lottie come out of the box and set off on new adventures. First, a big heartfelt thanks to our TB supporters – this would never be possible without the dedication, commitment, and unstoppable punnage you bring to this project. Keep the submissions coming! And of course well done to the team at Arklu – we love Lottie, and are so proud to have been part of her creation.

Watching Lottie appear in our feed from all across the world, making a grand tour of scientists across much of the UK (England! Scotland! Wales!), visiting National Parks in the US, and making a series of conference appearances has been amazing. Lottie even briefly sold out across most retailers (…!), though don’t worry she’s back – in several museum shops, online, and of course through the Arklu website. But the whole point of Lottie, and the whole point of TrowelBlazers really, is to get the message out that anyone can be a scientist of the trowel-wielding variety; whether you are 8 years old or 80. So we are super super excited to announce that the winner of our #RealFossilHunter Lottie competition is absolutely 100% taking up the challenge to dream big, explore, and dig in 😉

Congratulations to Hallie K. and Lottie’s new playmate Edith!! Keep resetting imaginations!

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One thought on “Fossil Hunter Lottie – out in the wild!

  1. Fleur says:

    Dear Trowelblazers bloggers,

    I would like to ask you if you are willing to contribute and participate in my research concerning blogs and social media about archaeology. If you are interested, please send me an e-mail (, so I can send you some more information.

    Kind regards,
    Fleur Schinning
    Leiden University

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