Videos & Tutorials

myFOSSIL Tutorials

myFOSSIL Webinar Recordings

Series 1 – Fundamentals of Fossils

Series 2 – Women in Paleontology

Videos of Interest to the Paleontological Community

Tutorial 1, Log-in & Profile Navigation


Tutorial 2, Creating an Entry in the Fossil Gallery


Tutorial 3, The Basics of Cleaning Fossils


Tutorial 4, Digitizing Your Collection


Tutorial 5, Cutting and Polishing Fossils (a.k.a. Jack’s Movie!)


Tutorial 6, How to Comment on Proposed BLM-Related Regulations Under PRPA


FOSSIL Webinar Series 1 – Fundamentals of Fossils

Fossil Collecting: Where, When, & How

Speaker: Jayson Kowinsky, creator of

Note: We had some technical issues with our first webinar and so the recording starts about 10 minutes into Jayson’s talk.


Field Notes 101

Speaker: Bruce MacFadden of University of Florida/Florida Museum of Natural History


Excavating Fossils

Speaker: Dava Butler of Waco Mammoth National Monument & Montana State Univ


Fossil Preparation Basics

Speaker: Rachel Narducci of the Florida Museum of Natural History


FOSSIL Webinar Series 2 – Women in Paleontology

Women in Paleontology: Tara’s Take

Speaker: Tara Lepore, researcher and educator at the Webb Schools/Alf Museum of Paleontology

My Life as a Curator with Brenda Hunda

Speaker: Brenda Hunda, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Fossil Volunteering with Cindy Lockner

Speaker: Cindy Lockner, award-winning amateur paleontologist (Florida Fossil Hunters & Florida Paleontological Society)




Videos of Interest to the Paleontological Community

GSA Townhall on PRPA

Origin and Evolution of Animals, by Dr. Shuhai Xiao of Virginia Tech

(click on the image to start the video)