Fossil Hunter Fundraising Kit
The Fossil Hunter Fundraising Kit was launched in 2012, and has had great success in school fairs and other fundraising events. You can charge per go, or use it in the classroom. It's fun and educational too!
Become a real paleontologist by digging for real fossils in gravel.
There are 11 different fossil types to collect with ages ranging from
400 to 23 million years.
For each go, fossil hunters keep 4-5 fossils plus an identification card.
Kits include the following:
A5 Fossil identification cards with timescale
A5 polygrip bags for the ID cards and the fossils.
You will need to get around 2-3 kg of gravel to add to the tray from a DIY store or a pet outlet selling fish tank gravel. The organiser adds the fossils over time, more makes it easier and each go is quicker, fewer makes it more difficult and a longer experience.
The fossil identification cards give the children an activity to find the fossil type, and are a useful education resource that they can keep. The credit-card sized magnifying lenses allow them to examine their finds and create a buzz around the stall.
Small Kit (about 50 goes):
£60 - 200+ fossils, 50 Fossil ID Cards, 50 polygrip bags, 1 tray, 2 tweezers, 2 magnifying lenses.
Profit at £1.50 per go = £15, Profit at £2.00 a go = £40
Large Kit (about 100 goes):
£100 - 400+ fossils, 100 Fossil ID Cards, 100 polygrip bags, 2 trays, 4 tweezers, 4 magnifying lenses.
Profit at £1.50 a go = £50, Profit at £2.00 a go = £90.