Jurassic World meets the Center for Disability Services

September 18, 2019 02:21 PM

ALBANY – A guest lecturer is a bit too formal for the really "Top Teacher" NewsChannel 13 found. Olive may be just two-years old but has millions of years of experience.

"Talk about bringing an educational component," said Anne Schneider-Costigan of the Center for Disability Services. "And then having a live dinosaur come into your auditorium. It was really incredible for our children and for our staff and we're just very honored that Jurassic World came and visited the Langan School today."


Olive is the size of a two-year-old stegosaurus. She is one of 21 performing dinosaurs in the upcoming show "Jurassic World Live" coming to Times Union Center next month. It was part of a STEM exercise where the students got to use their communication devices or shout out the answers during Dinosaur Bingo, run by the show's paleo-veterinarians.

"Universal Pictures provided us with the 3-D scans that they had so these are very, very well-detailed performers you have here down to Hollywood-grade and with the best paleontological science that we can get our hands on," said John Palmeri with the show. "Seeing their faces light up and to see the connections starting to be made it's just totally fulfilling. Best job in the world."

The show runs in Albany from October 10-13.


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