Hi everyone, we are Beatriz Gomes, Sara Cruz, Sara Serra and Sofia Picão and we're in our last year of high school. We live in the home country of the best football player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo. Here in Portugal we have lots of beautiful monuments, breathtaking beaches and the most important thing: a unique gastronomy. Each of us actively takes part in cultural and leisure activities (including volunteering), some of which we've had the oportunity to participate in thanks to our school. For example, we've been to the European Parliament through the Euroscola contest and every year around Christmas we donate food to our fellow students
We were introduced to the project by our teacher, who suggested a number of subjects inserted in Geology. These were randomly assigned to the previously formed groups. This didn't allow us to get the one that had caught our eye and made us lose a bit of the initial excitement. The subject we got was paleontology. Our main goal with this project is to raise awareness of the impact paleontology has in our lives, which is often overlooked.
We gathered to do some research on the subject, as well as decide how we want to approach paleontology in a fun and interactive way. Sofia suggested we recreated an excavation site using a sand box. The rest of the group was on board and immediately started listing the necessary material and sketching what it would be like. We also agreed that it would be fun for the children to take home a mold of a fossil which they had made themselves out of play dough.