Stacy Trenary has been collecting,studying, and excavating fossils for over a decade, and loves to share his knowledge with curious children and adults. He is hoping to spread his enthusiasm and has come up with an idea that just might make that easier: his ' Lucky Raptor Foot ' keychain.
Right now Stacy is working feverishly to raise funds to get his project started. He has laid the ground work with a prototype and used that prototype to canvas and survey potential buyers. He also has the web domain, prototype artwork (final look pending), the educational information, and the logo. And with the help of such platforms as Kickstarter, he hopes to raise enough money to bring his idea to life. The ' Lucky Raptor Foot ' is a take on the classic lucky rabbit foot.
Ideally, Stacy would like to give scientific institutions, such as museums, zoos, and science centers the opportunity to feature the keychains in their gift shops, and then push for other distributors to carry them in coinciding with the release of the fourth Jurassic Park film (Jurassic World) sometime in 2015.
But Stacy's reasons for wanting to do so are not about the dollar signs. " With this keychain I hope to enlighten the public (especially children) with accurate information about raptors and other prehistoric creatures, as opposed to what is presented in popular media.
Dinosaurs, as a whole, are generally misrepresented in movies, TV, and cartoons." In actuality, public schools spend very little time on the prehistoric portion of our history. By definition, the term prehistoric refers to that time before man recorded history so all that is known has come from research and the study of fossils, which weren't recognized until the early 19th century. In their defense, that makes it difficult for schools to go into depth and therefore they paint inaccurate pictures of dinosaurs. If one said that most of our knowledge about the prehistoric world and it's inhabitants came from movies like Jurassic Park, it would probably be accurate.
Stacy hopes to change that." I hope that with the Lucky Raptor Foot, I can take my first step to educating kids and grown-ups alike about what dinosaurs are REALLY like by using accurate good information and presenting it in a fun way: with a fun, quirky product."
Additional photos and information about Stacy's ' Lucky Raptor Foot ', as well as how you can help him reach his goal, can be easily found by going to his web page on Kickstarter.