Dippy on Tour - and some of your favourite images


Rather a long time since we posted news here - sorry!  However, as those of you who follow us on Twitter, Facebook or through our newsletter know, we have not been idle ...

Now we're into the school holidays, those of you in the north east might be interested to know about our exhibit at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Until October, the museum will be hosting Dippy, the iconic cast of Diplodocus carnegii from London's Natural History Museum.  Associated with Dippy's visit is a series of exhibits, intended to increase connections with nature, past, present and future. As part of that, the museum's Natural Northumbria gallery has been transformed.  It now hosts a number of touch screens, each associated with a different habitat type.  A large number of schools across the north east have been putting out camera traps over recent months and have uploaded their captured photos to the different screens.  If you get a chance to go along, you'll love seeing Dippy - and do have a go at classifying images for the Dippy Schools too!

Durham University has put out a press release about the exhibit and they have also collated some of the mammal pictures that MammalWeb participants have identified as favourites over the years.  Some of those are available on Facebook, whilst a larger collection can be seen in this Flickr album.