A journey through Prehistoric time

After Sawyer and Matt’s first meeting during one of Sawyer’s treatments at UPMC Children’s Hospital, these two couldn’t wait to get together again! During their first visit, Matt brought a few fossils for Sawyer to examine, they discussed some of Matt’s discoveries, and Matt promised a behind the scenes look at his workplace — The Carnegie Museum of Natural History! 
With clearance from his doctors, the day finally came when Sawyer could meet Matt in his world. Sawyer and family made the 3-hour trek into town, brimming with excitement, to go on their journey through prehistoric time. 

Included in the day’s adventure was a trip to the “Big Bone Room” (actual name), where Sawyer got to see the very first T-Rex jaw bone ever discovered, an inside look at how fossils are prepared for display, as well as a personal tour of the museum by Matt, who discovered many of the dinosaurs on display. 

This young palaeontology fanatic definitely went home with a smile on his face and dinos in his dreams.

Activity Kits

​Help 8-year-old Joe

Future Scientist

Get a science experiment kit to explore with his mentor!

​Help 9-year-old Myla

Future Artist

Get art supplies to create with her mentor!

Help 23-year-old Erik

Future Coffee Barista

Get coffee supplies to learn how to create specialty drinks with his mentor!

The pandemic showed many people what social isolation is really like. It also showed there are many other great ways to connect. That’s why we launched our activity kits. These mailed out packages provide fun activities for our mentors and kids/young adults to do together — virtually.

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