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Bristol palaeobiologists are committed to Public Engagement in Science. Several members of the group had key roles in the development of the classic BBC TV series Walking with dinosaurs and Walking with beasts. Bristol palaeobiologists have also featured both behind the scenes, and in front of the camera, in more than one hundred other palaeobiology programmes on TV and radio, for the BBC Natural History Unit (Bristol), the BBC Science Unit (London), and Discovery Channel (New York). The most recent example was for the hit BBC programme 'Attenborough and the Giant Sea Dragon', aired in January 2018.

This commitment is seen also in the numerous textbooks and other books written by members of the group. In addition, each year the group contributes numerous popular articles to books and magazines, in addition to their normal output of scientific papers.

The Bristol Dinosaur Project has run since 2002, and we have employed a number of students to run the programme of school visits and hands-on museum sessions. The first BDEO was Caroline Milner, the second was Tom Challands, both graduates of the Bristol MSc in Palaeobiology programme. Then, Ed Drewitt took the role, when we had substantial funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and his place was taken by Suresh Singh, and currently by Rhys Charles. Each year, we host dozens of events, in schools, museums, and at Bristol Zoo, encountering thousands of children and their parents.

We also produce extensive web-based educational materials. Masters students, and others, work on web sites about fossil groups, exceptionally preserved faunas, mass extinctions, and all sorts of palaeobiological topics, as an open resource for all.

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