Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Down in the Dales - an adventurous Saturday

Life in Ancient Seas - in Miller's Dale

from a time before the dinosaurs,
meet the world that gave us the limestone of the Peaks

Saturday 6th April, Life in Ancient Seas
Millers Dale, Tideswell

A day of exploration, discovery and creativity with Stone and Water artists and rangers from the Peak District National Park Ranger Service
fossils taking shape
There will be geology walks (main one starts at 1.30, 2 miles, easy going, back by 4pm) and fossil rummaging among rocks. there will be our own collectionof fossils to look at, models to play with, and the lively chance to make your own ancient animal puppet, or build a miniature ancient rockpool to take home. Or you could add corals, seaweeds and shellfish to our more public ancient landscape installation

Activities run between 11am and 4 pm
Free, materials provided, no booking needed
Miller's Dale is off B6049 between A6 (Buxton) and Tideswell
peering into a portable rockpool


Monday, 4 March 2013

Life in Ancient Seas - public events

on display in Castleton Visitor Centre
Life in Ancient Seas
public events at Castleton Visitor Centre

Sunday 24th March, Thursday 4th April

from a time before the dinosaurs,
meet the world that gave us the limestone of the Peaks

Times: 2 sessions: 11 - 1 and 2 - 4pm
No booking needed - just drop-by and join in
Events are free (donations welcomed) and materials are provided
Where: Castleton Visitor Centre, S33 8WN (Hope Valley, Derbyshire)

Working around the Ancient Landscapes exhibition in the Visitor Centre, we'll look at fossils from our Peak District limestones and draw and make the animals that produced the fossils. Visitors will also be able to make their own little piece of ancient life with a prehistoric rockpool or add creatures to the landscape in the Visitor Centre

Other events through the summer will be posted on this blog and on our Facebook group Ancient Landscapes ad well as in mainstream press