04 Monday

Dwarves and Giants on the islands of Prehistoric Greece

Museum of Paleontology and Geology NKUoA

Duration 60 minutes
from 9 to 18 years old
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One might say that a hedgehog in the size of a dog and an elephant that is hardly taller than us humans are creatures that can only jump out of the pages of a fairytale… Yet these animals – and other, even stranger ones – once existed and they even lived on the islands of Greece! What made these animals change their size so dramatically? What is the role of an island’s environment in developing these adaptations? Are there such animals today and if so, where do they live? What can they tell us on the process of evolution and the protection of the environment? The answers to these and many more questions are given at the live programme of the Museum of Paleontology and Geology NKUoA, entitled “Dwarves and Giants on the islands of Prehistoric Greece”. Come join us on a paleontological journey around the islands of Greece and in Cyprus and discover the fascinating world of island endemism!

Note: The program is offered per class of a maximum of 30 students

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Curriculum Details

60 minutes Duration
60€ (Reduced) - 100€ (Standard)
English language / Greek language
Suitable for adults / Suitable for students
from 9 to 18 years old
3rd Grade / 4th Grade / 5th Grade / 6th Grade / A' Middle School / B' Middle School / C' Middle School / A' High school / B' High school / C' High school
Museum of Paleontology & Geology
Monday-Friday 9:00-14.30
Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Zografou Campus, 15784

Meet our guides

Georgia Svorligkou

Paleontologist, PhD Candidate  Palaeoecology