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Dinosaur Discovery – Vacation Care

Become a Paleontologists and look at real fossils to find out about the Dinosaurs that called Australia home.

Children will learn how scientists uncover the past by exploring fossil material and modern animals to reconstruct some extinct Australian animals.

“I just wanted to compliment you on Karen yesterday afternoon. She was absolutely fantastic and had all our kids mesmerised which is pretty difficult normally. Thank you so much for the fantastic find.”
Nicky – St Michaels


  • Have a presentation on Dinosaurs and how fossils are made.
  • Look at the geological time scale
  • Explore Dinosaur fossil sites across Australia
  • Walk in the footsteps of the past to discover the size of some Australian Dinosaurs
  • Become a palaeontologist and do a mini fossil dig
  • Make a fossil to take home
  • Touch real fossils

What's included?

  • This incursion is brought to your centre to teach children about common groups of fossils
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

Facilitator Profile

Karen Player founded Sydney Science Education in 2019 to help parents and teachers deliver Environmental Education programs.

Sydney Science Education offers incursions and video conferences that are hands on, interactive and designed to inspire your students about the natural world.

Karen has a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Environmental Education from Macquarie University.

Karen previously worked at the Australian Museum for over 20 years during which time she delivered high quality onsite and offsite educational programs..

In 2009, Karen began focusing on digital delivery of programs across Australian and is the co-founder of Virtual Excursion Australia.

Karen’s passion is developing and delivering Environmental Education programs.  Karen is an advocate of hands on learning and has developed a range of programs to make learning natural science easy.

Karen has developed Education programs and Learning resources for several award winning programs and exhibitions including Museum in a Box®, Museum2you and the Citizen Science Projects StreamWatch and FrogID.


  • BSc Physical Geography and Environmental Science – Macquarie University.
  • Masters Environmental Education – Macquarie University.
  • Current Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • National Police Check
Rated 5 out of 5
Great! It was well organised and the kids loved it! Will definitely book again.
Explore and Develop - Narraweena
Rated 5 out of 5
Children and staff loved it!
Thornleigh West BASC
Rated 5 out of 5
David, Jan and Bailey yet again made for a memorable afternoon - such good value!
Jessica Newman
Coordinator - All Hallows

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