2017 FOSSILs4Teachers! Professional Development Landing Page

August 29th, 2019 by

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 […]

2019 Digitization and Imaging for Amateurs Workshop Landing Page

August 26th, 2019 by

In July 2019, the FOSSIL Project hosted a digitization and imaging workshop for avocational paleontologists. This workshop focused on photography techniques and digital editing techniques for uploading and documenting personal collections online Links Application page (No longer accepting applicants) Workshop Review Blog Post iDigBio Workshop Review Newsletter Article Imaging and Digitization for Avocational Paleontologists Workshop […]

Imaging and Digitization Workshop for Avocational Paleontologists

August 26th, 2019 by

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 […]

NAPC 2019 Landing Page

August 16th, 2019 by

The FOSSIL Project attended and supported many aspects of the North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) in June 2019. Technical Sessions the FOSSIL Project Supported: Engaging Diverse Communities in Paleontology: Innovative educational initiatives that connect culture to natural history (Symposium 37) | G. Santos, S. Mills, I. Magallanes This symposium focused on science communication initiatives that […]

FOSSIL theme session at Northeast / North-Central GSA in Pittsburgh

April 11th, 2017 by

The FOSSIL Project hosted a successful theme session on March 19 at the 2017 Northeast / North-Central joint Geological Society of America regional meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. We had a full day session featuring 16 talks and 3 poster presentations (10 of which were talks by amateur/avocational paleontologists!).  To read respective abstracts, click through each […]

‘Facilitating Effective STEM Learning and Public Engagement in Paleontology,’ Short Course @ GSA 2016

October 10th, 2016 by

On September 23, 2016, in Denver, CO, the FOSSIL team offered a 4-hour short course for attendees of the annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America.  We were pleased to have 15 participants in our course, ranging from amateur paleontologists to PhD students to tenured professors.  The course was fast-paced and accidentally had no […]

Photos from the Cincinnati Mini Conference

June 17th, 2016 by


Cincinnati Mini Conference on Paleontology

October 20th, 2015 by

The FOSSIL Project and the Dry Dredgers along with our partners, the Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and the Paleontological Society (PS), are excited to be holding a joint mini conference on paleontology for the Cincinnati, OH, area on June 3-5, 2016! Follow the links for detailed information: Registration Travel & Lodging Info Schedule of Events & Field Trip […]

Fossils from Lee Creek Mine and Calvert Cliffs

June 27th, 2015 by

Ten teeth by Dr. Ronny Leder Ten teeth … just ten teeth … this is all after a long day of field work in the marine sediments of the Leipzig embayment south of my home town Leipzig, in the heart of Germany. Now a recreational area composed as a landscape of several post mining lakes, […]

Fossils, Field Work and Discovery at Florissant Fossil Beds

September 28th, 2014 by

By Aaron Currier, President, North America Research Group & Suzanne Galligher, Vice President and Show Chairman of the Paleontological Society of Austin As amateur paleontologists and informal science learners, the prospect of joining “a paleontologist for three days of fossils, field work and discovery” at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado was an opportunity […]