Union students get acquainted with a newly discovered dinosaur

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Kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Union Memorial Elementary School had a unique opportunity to “Meet Anzu,” a workshop developed by the Carnegie Natural History Museum, highlighting a newly discovered dinosaur that lived about 66 million years ago. The presentation included a 10-foot-tall puppet designed to look like the new dinosaur, Anzu, a feathered, bird-like creature. Fifth-grade students also participated in a workshop led by scientists from the museum, and several volunteers from Union High School assisted. During this event, the fifth-graders were introduced to live reptiles and explored fossils as they discussed the connections between modern-day animals and dinosaurs. Union was the first school to benefit from this new educational program led by the museum and funded by a grant from the Buncher Foundation. Read more in a New Castle News article.