Peer-reviewed paper: Amateur paleontological societies and fossil clubs, interactions with professional paleontologists, and social paleontology in the United States

May 12th, 2016 by

Check out the first peer-reviewed publication to result from the FOSSIL Project!  This article, published by the journal Palaeontologia Electronica, is open-access and freely available to readers.  Click here to get the PDF.

March 29th, 2016 by

Check out our partner’s website: This website contains great fossil hunting resources, printable fossil ID sheets, and much more!

Formative Evaluation of myFOSSIL Website

March 25th, 2016 by

This report contains the results of a formative evaluation study on the myFOSSIL website, conducted in July 2014. This was completed by an external evaluation group (Audience Viewpoints Consulting, Inc.). Questions about this or later iterations of evaluation should be directed to the FOSSIL Project’s external evaluator, Kate Haley Goldman, at [email protected] Fossil Web Survey […]

Paper: Using Fossil Teeth to Study the Evolution of Horses in Response to a Changing Climate

February 2nd, 2016 by

♦ SUMMARY: This paper, co-authored by UF Curriculum and Instruction PhD student Julie Bokor (@jbokor) and two high school biology teachers, Jennifer Broo (@jbroo) and Jessica Mahoney, was published in the February 2016 volume of the journal The American Biology Teacher.  The abstract is provided below; please click on the link to read the full paper. Abstract: Students measure […]

Educational Outreach Materials

December 11th, 2015 by

These resources have been created by fossil clubs across the U.S. for outreach purposes.  Before using any of these resources, please contact the indicated point-person for permission. Want to see your club’s materials on this page?  Just contact the myFOSSIL webmaster @egardner!   Contributions by the Paleontological Society of Austin: Point-person: Mike Smith, @msmith These […]

Resource: Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life: Resources for Teachers

November 12th, 2015 by

♦ SUMMARY: Check out this fantastic set of resources for teaching paleontology in K-12 classrooms! Students can examine the ancient oceans of Ohio, investigate ecosystem dynamics using fossils from the Cincinnati Arch, and explore geologic time. More resources are coming soon. Thanks to Dr. Alycia Stigall (@alycia-stigall) for providing the link to this site. ♦ AUDIENCE: K-12, […]

Paper: Science in K-5

October 9th, 2015 by

♦ SUMMARY: Science traditionally has been underrepresented in K-5 teaching and learning. The reasons for this are multifaceted, including emphasis on core skills of reading, writing, and math learning, but also the lack of teachers with appropriate science training. With the changing national standards – especially NGSS – science is gaining traction in K-5. The attached […]

Resource: PaleoTEACH

October 1st, 2015 by

♦ SUMMARY: PaleoTEACH is an initiative funded by the Florida Museum of Natural History and Duke University through multiple NSF grants. The goal is to make available high quality 3D models of fossils and lessons to a K12 audience in connection with 3D models. The lesson plans are aligned with existing standards, including NGSS. ♦ AUDIENCE: K-12, […]

myFOSSIL Intellectual Property Licensing Policy

September 15th, 2015 by

Intellectual Property Licensing Policy The myFOSSIL portal promotes an open-access approach to sharing data (here interpreted to include text, metadata, and structured data) and media (here interpreted to include graphics, audio, video, multimedia, and other derivatives). Therefore, myFOSSIL requires that content providers and collaborators agree to the following provisions: 1. All information currently in the […]

IRB Form – Informed Consent

September 15th, 2015 by

You can view a PDF copy of the UF-approved informed research consent form here. FOSSIL_informed_consent