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Fri, 29 Sep 2006 17:43:10 -0400
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thanks marlene!  sounds great!  and thanks to all the other GREAT ideas
that have come in.

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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Fossil Fest brainstorming

Hi Mary,
I taught a program here a while back where the kids made little dino
reconstructions using aluminum armature wire for a very simplified
skeleton and fleshed it out with a self-hardening kid's sculpture
material that could be painted later.  I made the skeletons for the
younger kids, older ones made their own and came up with some
remarkable pieces.  It was a bit wild but fun and generally

>Dear Sciart,
>My department is planning a Fossil Fest for February 10, 2007.  I'm
>going to be organizing an illustration section and wonder if any of
>you have any experience planning hands-on art activities for the
>general public?  I got a few good ideas when I was chatting with
>people in Wisconsin at our annual meeting, but am curious what ideas
>might be out there?
>Thank you!
>Mary Parrish
>Department of Paleobiology
>National Museum of Natural History
>Smithsonian Institution

Marlene Hill Donnelly
Scientific Illustrator, Department of Geology
Field Museum
phone (312) 665-7638
office hours Mon., Thurs. and Fri.