February 22, 2012

Scavenger Spotlight - Franklin Fossil

Franklin Fossil
Fuel Pit Falls
Fossil Fuel Conservation

Q: We haven’t seen many dinosaurs at EarthFest before – what prompted you to come out this year?
A: When you spend the first part of your life inside of an egg you get a lot of free time to think about what is important to you, who you will become, and what you will do in life.  I tried my hand at a lot of things before realizing my passion for the environment.  I even tried being a sculptor for a while, but you know…tiny arms.  EarthFest is a great place to explore environmental concerns that I care about while also becoming more informed on issues that I may be less aware of. 
Besides, it runs in my family.  You may know my cousin, Recyclosaurus.   

Q: So, preventing the bones of your kind from becoming a tank of gas.  Isn’t that a little…dark?

A: Fun fact – fossil fuels contain no components derived from dinosaurs.  While imagery of dinosaurs becoming modern day coal is ever present in our society, fossil fuels are actually composed of decayed and compressed vegetative matter; not Triceratops and Stegosaurus’.   Being a dinosaur and a fossil fuel conservancy advocate is a lot more coincidental than people think.

Q:  Good to know!  So, where will I be able to find you at EarthFest this year?

A: I am privileged to be participating in the EarthFest Scavenger hunt this year.  You can find me and several other strange looking but very vocal creatures roaming around the grounds spouting out good information.  Come visit each of us for a stamp on your Scavenger Hunt Passport for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

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