Sierra College seeks Dinosaur Day artwork |

Sierra College seeks Dinosaur Day artwork

The Sierra College Natural History Museum is gearing up for the next Dinosaur Day. This biennial event continually grows in popularity offering the community a day of lively lectures, fun activities and a chance to get an up-close look at the collection of natural history specimens housed in the museum located on the Rocklin Campus of Sierra College. Included in its collection of fossil dinosaurs are a triceratops skull, a pachycephalosaurus skull, a giant theropod footprint and a full mount cast of a hypsilophodont and much more.

The Dinosaur Day Committee is looking for artwork to be used on the publicity flyer, posters, T-shirts and other promotional items. The committee is asking community members to please send in drawings. The artwork contest entry deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Late entries will not be considered.

One first-place winner will be chosen from the on-time submissions and will receive a $200 prize along with a family four-pack of tickets to the 2013 Dinosaur Day Science Fest, to take place March 10. Two second-place winners will be chosen from the on-time submissions and will each receive a $100 prize and a family four-pack of tickets to the Dinosaur Day Science Fest. A special category for children 6 and younger will have one winner who will receive a $25 prize and a family four-pack of tickets to the 2013 Dinosaur Day Science Fest.

The committee is looking for original artwork with a theme of multiple meanings alluding to:

1. Dinosaurs have not gone extinct. They have evolved into the group of organisms we call birds;

2. All species will either evolve or eventually go extinct entirely (though this may take, in some cases, hundreds of millions of years);

3. Modern society’s need for a more sustainable way of living due to environmental pressures such as climate change, habitat loss and over population;

4. The growth and evolution of this fun, educational event.

If no suitable entries are received, no prizes will be awarded. For information contact Kim Stevens, Dinosaur Day coordinator, at (916) 624-3333, ext. 3909 (voicemail), or ext. 7955 (desk phone).

The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Visit

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