June 1st Dinosaur Day
Dinosaurs appeared on earth some 245 million years ago. They went extinct about 66 million years ago. The only way to find them today is to dig them up or watch them in the movies. There were at least 750 species and there may have been over 1,000. They had a lot of time to evolve into new species. There are hundreds of reasons they may have disappeared… weather, volcanoes, illness, loss of habitat… no one really knows for sure. Apparently, no one really knows exactly when this holiday occurs either. It changes every year and there is more than one day each year selected to celebrate our dinosaurs.
How to celebrate – Start a list of dinosaurs and see how many of the 750 minimum you can name without looking them up. Watch a movie about dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist.