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The Virtual Natural History Museum - Bringing Evolutionary Education out of the Stone Age

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In 2012, the Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA) of the UK wrote an open letter to professional palaeontologists asking for their help in producing teaching materials for their classrooms. They were having difficulty in gaining access to enough fossils or high quality replicas to help illustrate their lessons. They suggested that the provision of good quality, copyright-free images of fossils would be “extremely beneficial to school teachers”, and “the development of interactive web-based resources and palaeontological-themed games and activities” would help to capture the imagination of school pupils. To answer this request, this team came up with The Virtual Natural History Museum (V-NHM): an educational, multimedia-sharing website with a fun and engaging interface.