http://www.jpinstitute.com

Universal Studios’ “terrible lizard”—otherwise known as Tyrannosaurus Rex—jumps from the movie screen to the internet in a new web site based on the blockbuster “Jurassic Park” films. While the wildly successful films are works of fiction, the premise of this web site is grounded in scientific fact and theory. The Jurassic Park Institute’s mission is to promote dinosaur education and scientific exploration for children, teachers, and parents across the globe. Formed in association with Education.com, the JPI Online web site provides all types of resources for people interested in learning about these awesome and mysterious creatures from the planet’s past. In conjunction with leading paleontologists, the site’s creators offer up-to-date exploration news, an online dino-encyclopedia, guides to museum exhibits, and a number of education-related games. Visitors and explorers who wish to take their journey beyond JPI’s web site can join the JPI Ranger Club for $12.95 a year. “We have made the commitment to support education and science around the world, but it will be done in a highly entertaining way that will immediately engage kids,” said Erik Thompson, JPI’s director.