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Dino Day at the Burke Museum of Natural History – Marlin Peterson
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Dino Day at the Burke Museum of Natural History

I volunteered at the Burke museum on Saturday for their biggest day of the year, (in terms of visitors).   There were Paleontologists and the like all over the place, each with their own area or table.  I helped out in the art zone.  The tables where the kids did their art was mostly a tracing station, but given the kids ages, it was set up well for them.  I saw to it that there was enough paper for the kids to color on, and then later in the day I set up shop in the front to draw dinosaurs and kids would come and watch.  It was very cool.  Inevitably I had to field “dinosauria esoterica” questions from geeky kids that I often didn’t know the answers to…how disappointing for them!  But in the end I think I forever made a critical difference at critical junctures in the lives of dozens of kids.

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