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1 Luis Alcalá Director Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis Capacity building session On economic/business models and sustainability of science communication activities and institutions Exploring sustainabilty of science centers Dinópolis

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3 Dinópolis-Teruel, a regional development project based on palaeontological heritage Palaeontological Park: Leisure Park True Museum (R&D)

4 Entertainment -History of Life (Dark-Ride) -Tyrannosaurus rex show (NHM-Kokoro animatronic) - Teather -3D Film - Saurio Park Goal: raise public interest in Palaeontology in a funny way

5 -Laboratory of Palaeontology - Geological Time - Aquatic Life Hall - Dinosaurs Hall - Mammals Hall Educational resource: The History of Life Palaeontological Museum

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12 –1900: inhab. –2012: inhab. Teruel: < 10 inhab./km 2 Spanish average: 90 inhab./km 2 TERUEL

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14 HIGH DIVERSITY, RICHNESS AND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE PALAEONTOLOGICAL RECORD IN TERUEL

15 Juan Vilanova y Piera First paper including dinosaur remains of Spain (1872) First Spanish dinosaur: Aragosaurus ischiaticus (1987) First Mesozoic mammals recorded in Spain (1966). Aragosaurus.Turiasaurus.Tastavinsaurus.Galvesaurus.Proa.etc. Dinosaur bone fragment Utrillas Teruel dinosauriological milestones Aragosaurus type locality

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17 SOCIAL BENEFITS OF DINÓPOLIS Research on local issues. Heritage preservation. Better education and formation. New facilities for tourists. Focus on other resources. Local population cohesion. SUSTAINABILITY

18 DINÓPOLIS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACTS Beds in Teruel-city: X2. New rural accomodations. Increasing local consumption: Dinópolis average time visit: 6 h. 29 min. 75% visited Teruel just because Dinópolis (and 69,7% spent at least one night – in 83 different Turolian villages). 80% would come back again to visit Dinópolis (at least 16% do it each year). 94,6% of all visitors recommend the visit. Some new regular employments in rural areas (satellites) and several dozens in Teruel-city. FIXING POPULATION

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21 132 new dinosaur bone sites 29 new dinosaur ichnite sites New dinosaur sites found last 38 prospection projects 28 excavation projects

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25 6 first months: professional formation 18 next months: both professional formation and practising on real fossils 2 YEARS-TRAINING 7 POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS 4 EDITIONS UP TO NOW SCHOOL OF PALAEONTOLOGICAL PREPARATION AT DINÓPOLIS ARAGÓN GOVERNMENT

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28 2009: 10th MESOZOIC TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM 2003: EUROPEAN PALAEONTOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING

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30 Thank you !


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