@egardner @bmacfadden and the rest of my Florida family, I have to thank you guys for being a huge part of my support system. When I am there I feel as though I have found my people. I was the quote in the article about being stopped at SVP. I never would have been able to attend if it hadn’t been for y’all. The gentleman that stopped me was also African American and I could see that the idea of studying paleontology had never occurred to him. I always tell people that it is the most accessible science because all you need is a bag and a hammer.
My frustration is in outreach. I see so much need and sometimes I just feel discouraged. I can only impact a small number of kids with the PIT Crew and desperately want to expand K12 beyond the zoo science days.