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Vision And Mission

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Our Vision

To engage the local communities at a grass roots level. To provide training and new employment opportunities and build long term trust and respect as the endorsed regional collection and processing centre for semi-arid and arid Australian fossils and local cultural heritage in the Upper Murray/Darling and Lake Eyre/Cooper Basins.

To become a Regional Centre of Excellence for Arid Australia palaeontology.

Our Mission

We aim to discover, preserve and display Outback Australia's dinosaur, megafauna and fossil heritage, cultural heritage and natural history, in their native environment, for the education and enjoyment of all.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between megafauna fossils and dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that went extinct 64 million years ago. They grew to gigantic sizes.  They lived in a time when Australia was a very different place to what it is today, and part of the ancient landmass called Gondwana. The Eromanga dinosaurs are estimated to be 95-98 million years old and lived during the late Cretaceous.

Megafauna are the group of animals that evolved after the dinosaurs died.  They were very large marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds and went extinct about 20,000 years ago.  Some of their descendants still exist today in much smaller forms such as kangaroos, wombats, komodo dragons and crocodiles.  The Eulo megafauna lived during Pleistocene approximately 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. 


 
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