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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 […]

Amateur Spotlight: Lee Cone

July 31st, 2019 by

Editor’s note: Lee Cone is a member and former president of the Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum. During his time with the FOSSIL Project, Lee was instrumental in coordinating the Belgrade Community Science project. FOSSIL team members interviewed him about his experiences with paleontology.    How and when did you first get interested in […]

Education: myFOSSIL in Undergraduate Education

July 31st, 2019 by

Editor’s Note: Kyle W. Bostick is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida’s Department of Geological Sciences studying the biogeochemistry of fire-derived organic matter. His interests in paleontology stem from his early years collecting invertebrate fossils in Southwest Florida. In addition to his doctoral research, K.W. Bostick has taught “GLY1150L: Florida Geology” at the […]

Paleoartist: ZHAO Chuang

July 30th, 2019 by

Editor’s note: This interview was facilitated by Mary Jane Hughes and Jennifer Bauer Describe your path to paleoart. Have you always been interested in ancient life? Did you come upon it randomly? Do you have science and/or art training? A trivial hobby has become my future career, and some would say that’s like a “butterfly […]

Featured Fossil: New Heron described from the Montbrook Fossil Site in Levy County, Florida

July 30th, 2019 by

By Rachel E. Narducci Around 5 million years ago, Williston, Florida was a very different place. The gulf coast was much further inland than it is today, i.e. most of the land around State Road 24 out to Cedar Key would’ve been underwater. There was also at least one river that no longer flows through […]

Featured Professional: Gabriel-Philip Santos

July 30th, 2019 by

Editor’s note: This issue, Jennifer Bauer interviews Gabriel-Philip Santos, Collections Manager and Outreach Coordinator at The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. Can you describe your journey through paleontology? Were you always interested in caring for specimens as a collections manager? So my journey through paleontology, my path of the paleontologist if you will, did […]

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