myFOSSIL eMuseum and Curation Team

December 16th, 2019 by

By Jennifer Bauer (@jbauer) Research Museum Collections Manager, University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology and former FOSSIL Postdoctoral Associate   The myFOSSIL eMuseum has undergone some remodeling over the last year. The back end structure now corresponds to museum data standards. This means that the myFOSSIL eMuseum uses similar underlying data language to other large […]

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 […]

myFOSSIL Educational Series: Fossils in the Making (K-5)

August 12th, 2019 by

LESSON TITLE: myFOSSIL Educational Series: Fossils in the Making AUTHOR (S): Sadie Mills (University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History) Sam Ocon (University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History) Mary Jane Hughes (University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History) GRADE LEVEL: 3th – 5th grade TIME FRAME: One 45-60 minute class period; […]

Upcoming Events

August 2nd, 2019 by

August 7 Lottery Deadline for Edelman Fossil Park’s Dig Day (online) August 10 NARG Northwest Fossil Fest (Hillsboro, OR) August 14 Poetry Pop-Up – Wonderful Life: Poems of the Cambrian (Chicago, IL) September 6 – September 14 Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show (Denver, CO) September 22 – September 25 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting […]

FOSSIL Project Updates Summer 2019

August 1st, 2019 by

FOSSIL Education Team Conference Recap by Rich Bex This past Spring, I had the opportunity to attend three conferences to present on research related to myFOSSIL and gain feedback on the myFOSSIL App.  During March 13th-March 15th, I  spent time at the Citizen Science Conference (CitSci) in Raleigh, NC. The CitSci 2019 national conference brought together […]

2019 Southeastern Geological Society of America Overview

August 1st, 2019 by

By Mary Jane Hughes SE GSA 2019: The 68th annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America (SE GSA) was held in Charleston, SC, on March 28–29. Members of the myFOSSIL team were in attendance, including Jen Bauer, MacKenzie Smith, Fauve Wilson, and Victor Perez, as well as the two social […]

My Time as a Paleontologist: A Science Communicator

July 31st, 2019 by

by Mary Jane Hughes   Well hello there! If you are reading this, then that means I am no longer a team member on the FOSSIL Project. Instead, I have moved from my comfy home in Gainesville, Florida and started my life as an educator in South Korea. My time at the FOSSIL Project has […]

Field Camp: Reflections of a Geology Student

July 31st, 2019 by

By Samantha Ocon   So… what is Field Camp? This summer, I went to field camp. Field camp is often considered a tradition, or rite of passage, by the many geologists and paleontologists that were fortunate enough to have the opportunity. The phrase itself often conjures up both sweet and unsavory memories from many in […]