Will and Alan were the two guides, and Alan, especially, did a great job of engaging the kids, including all kinds of learners. He had a lot to show and tell about each dinosaur he talked about but he also had an action for each one as well. I was super impressed. Here Alan is telling us about Albertosaurus. The picture next to it is the skeleton of a cave bear, which I thought existed only in books.
This is a dimetrodon and the spines were covered in skin creating a sail. This "sail" was like a solar panel and would absorb heat from the sun so the dimetrodon could warm itself. I thought that was really interesting!
I really enjoyed being able to go on this field trip. It was a great experience and I think all the kids really enjoyed it. I'm already looking forward to Sam's next field trip and I hope I'll be able to work it out so I can go along!