Fifth annual ‘boxasaurus’ celebration at Rockford Airport March 2
From press release
Nearly 80 White Swan second-graders and their homemade “boxasaurus” creations will descend at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.
The Fifth Annual Boxasaurus Dinosaur Display Dedication Ceremony will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the observation court of the airport’s main terminal. Students will show off their dinosaur creations, sing songs and celebrate their accomplishments. Speakers at the event include Rockford Airport Executive Director Bob O’Brien and Burpee Art Museum Executive Director Dr. Alan Brown. Following the celebration, some of the dinosaurs will be taken to the Burpee Art Museum to go on display during its Paleofest celebration this weekend.
The boxasaurus dinosaurs come in all shapes and sizes, and are created using cardboard boxes and toilet paper rolls. Students must pick a type of dinosaur to create and also conduct research and write a report or fictional story about the dinosaur they select.
The project was moved to the airport because there wasn’t enough room to hold the boxasaurses at White Swan. More than 300 people attended the event last year.
The display runs until May 1 at the airport.
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