Get Digging in the Dirt in Boulder this year

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From 04 May 2013 To 04 May 2013


University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

It can be difficult to get children interested in history, but focusing on dinosaurs and prehistoric life is always a good way to pique their interest.

This is something people at Boulder hotels will be able to see for themselves, when Digging in the Dirt: The World Under Our Feet visits the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.

A free event, this will take place on May 4th between 10:00 and 16:00 MDT and it is designed to show that there are more interesting things in the ground than we probably imagine.

Experts will talk about some of the artifacts and fossils dug up by archaeologists and palaeontologists over the years, as well as discussing present-day animals that dig to survive.

Plants also feature in the day of fun - after all, their roots technically dig in the dirt to germinate.

Participants will be able to enjoy getting their hands dirty and could even discover something new - last year, a dinosaur 'freeway' was discovered that served as a thoroughfare for the reptiles 98 million years ago.

Guests at the Millennium Harvest House Boulder will be able to get to the museum in 20 minutes on foot.

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