Networking at NAPC

by Gloria Carr (@gloria-carr) I had a great time at NAPC, I learned a lot and it was really great meeting with the Dry Dredgers. My club, the North American Research Group (NARG), is much younger and it was really good to see what we could become after fifty years or so, Cincinnati is really […]


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2017 FOSSILs4Teachers! Professional Development Landing Page

This event was organized and led by Jeanette Pirlo The goal of this workshop was to connect K-12 educators with fossil clubs to help them better integrate fossils into their classrooms. Members of fossil clubs also brought with them fossils to share with the educators so they had their own specimens to bring home with […]


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Imaging and Digitization Workshop for Avocational Paleontologists

By Jeanette Pirlo This past July, the FOSSIL Project co-hosted an Imaging and Digitization Workshop for Avocational Paleontologists with iDigBio.  The goal of the workshop was to increase the number of myFOSSIL community members digitizing their private collection and sharing it through the myFOSSIL eMuseum. Over three days, 22 participants from across the country enhanced […]


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Encouraging progress and exciting research at NAPC

by Matthew Speights (@matthew-speights) My experience at NAPC this June went far beyond what I would have expected. I went into the conference most interested in talks on vertebrate paleontology and amateur-professional collaboration. These did not disappoint, with some impressive talks on subjects such as Miocene shark extinction, the influence of hunting and environmental change […]


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Impactful discussions about increasing diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in paleontology

By Ian D. Browne, Ph.D. (@ian-browne) Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences I have been a member of the Paleontological Society off-and-on for the past twenty years and am sorry to say that until this year I had never attended NAPC. As second author on a […]


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Riverside California NAPC Convention 2019

By Linda McCall (@lmccall) It was especially meaningful for me to attend the 50th Anniversary North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) in Riverside, CA June 23-27 as a guest of the myFOSSIL Project. These conventions are held every 5 years and I had attended the previous one in 2014 in Gainesville, FL at the kick-off of […]


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NAPC Experience

by Rich Bex (@richard-bex) The 2019 North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) was a memorable experience. Before joining the FOSSIL Project, I never thought I would have the privilege to attend, let alone present at a conference of that magnitude. During my time with the FOSSIL Project, I have had the opportunity to meet and converse […]


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Attending the NAPC with the FOSSIL Project

By Jayson Kowinsky (@jayson-kowinsky) The Fossil Project invited me to participate in a panel discussion at one of their symposiums at the North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) in Riverside California.  The NAPC is a power packed conference chalk full of paleontology sessions, presentations, and posters that is hosted every 4 to 5 years.  It’s a […]


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What are conferences and why is NAPC different?

by MacKenzie Smith (@mackenzie-smith) Greetings readers! Conferences are, at least in my opinion, one of the methods of communication in science that are not frequently talked about or seen outside of academia. Since I’m one of those weirdos who likes to talk in front of groups of people, I was initially excited by the idea […]


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Reflections on NAPC 2019: A New Perspective

By Eleanor Gardner (@egardner) NAPC 2019 in Riverside, CA, was my third NAPC conference and it was by far my favorite.  My first NAPC, back in 2009 in Cincinnati, was the first international conference I had ever attended and I recall being very nervous.  It was fun and extremely educational, but I was so focused […]


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