Here’s one of the dinosaurs made during a recent activity at The Hub for Fossil Festival, but have you ever held an actual fossil or mineral? How did you know it was a fossil? What is a fossil? Do you know why minerals are important and that we can even search for them in space!
At the Natural History Museum in London, we ask questions about specimens like fossils and minerals every single day. The Museum has millions of objects, which include everything from fossils to butterflies to meteorites and minerals. We are bringing some exciting things to The Hub in Lyme Regis as part of the great Fossil Festival. Drop in to our hands-on activities lead by Museum scientists where you can explore fossils and other amazing treasures from our famous collections. Learn to use questions and other scientific ideas to examine specimens to learn more about the natural world and be like a Museum Scientist for yourself. Fantastic, informative, fun and free!
At The Hub we are looking for volunteers to paint our cafe space for the launch of our community cafe in May. The dates we would like to paint on are the 13th and 14th of May, 10am-3pm. You will be provided with a delicious lunch and refreshments whilst part of the team, come for 1 day or 2. The paint has been donated by B and Q in Chard and Terry O’Grady, we just need you!
The Hub, as part of the Lyme Regis Development Trust, is considering offering a Summer Activity Programme in 2019 for primary school aged children, subject to there being a requirement and then being able to secure funding. We would initially offer this for 2-3 weeks in the summer holidays as a pilot to gauge if this could work for longer holidays and possibly at other times of the year.
We would give young people the opportunity to take part in sports, cookery, arts and crafts, music and drama. This varied programme would be led by professional session leaders and would work in partnership with other local organisations, which may mean some of the sessions taking place outside of The Hub, subject to the necessary permissions being sought.
We need to demonstrate the there is a need and want for this in the community and would be grateful if you could complete the short questionnaire by following this link.