Summer events on the Dinosaur Coast

Fossil fans and geologists of all ages are invited to join Scarborough Museums Trust’s team of geology experts on a series of outdoor events along the Dinosaur Coast this summer.

The Trust’s Head of Public Programmes, geologist Will Watts, said: “This is an opportunity to find out about the amazing geology of this area, with local experts including John Hudson, Roger Sutcliffe and Byron Blessed.”

The events are:

Filey Devils Fossil Hunt (Mondays) – 1pm, 23 July; 1.30pm, 6 August; 12 noon, 20 August (meet on the Coble Landing at Filey)

Plesiosaur Hunt (Tuesdays) – 2pm, 24 July; 1.30pm, 7 August; 1pm, 21 August (meet outside the supermarket within Reighton Sands Holiday Park)

Boggle Hole Belemnites (Wednesdays) – 1pm, 25 July; 2pm, 8 August; 1pm, 22 August (meet opposite the Youth Hostel at Boggle Hole)

Sandsend Sea Monsters (Thursdays) – 2pm, 26 July; 2.30pm, 9 August; 1.30pm, 23 August (meet on the slipway to the beach, near the boatyard car park, at Sandsend)

Runswick Prey (Fridays) – 3pm, 27 July; 3.30pm, 10 August; 2.30pm, 24 August (meet at the bottom of the slipway to Runswick Bay).

And keen geologists will also enjoy the current exhibition at Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum. Scarborough’s Lost Dinosaurs can be seen until September 2013, when it will end with a week of geology and fossil events. It aims to answer a question which has baffled geologists for years: why, when so many ‘trace’ fossils – mainly dinosaur footprints – have been found in the Scarborough area, have so few dinosaur bones been found?