Eleanor Gardner

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    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Education and Outreach

    And, last but not least, here is a local news article that got published just before we officially “opened” the Pop-Up Paleo mobile museum in Salina on July 12: https://www.ksal.com/rock-chalk-fossils/?fbclid=IwAR2eRH7KDUO7XLGkJEeTbeb5H3H_laZP3vMKLaMMqrpWK2KMdHIeIowTIDA

  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Education and Outreach

    And even more photos from the KU NHM Pop-Up Paleo mobile museum trip!









  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Education and Outreach

    More photos from the KU NHM Pop-Up Paleo mobile museum trip!












  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Education and Outreach

    The KU Natural History Museum took our Pop-Up Paleo mobile museum across western Kansas last week, making stops in the towns of Salina, Great Bend, and Garden City.  Our goal was to engage underserved audiences outside of our eastern KS base.  Despite the intense heat (one of the student employees nearly passed out from heat exhaustion in Salina, yikes!), we all had a great time and the visitors raved about the exhibits & activities.  We saw about 300 visitors in Salina, 100 in Great Bend, and 350 in Garden City.  Here are some photos from the events!






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    Eleanor Gardner posted a new activity comment

    Haha! True, @jkallmeyer. I imagine that very few graduates of General Motors / Kettering Institute have achieved the same level of Cincinnati Arch fossil expert knowledge that you have!

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    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Meetings and Conferences

    I personally thought that NAPC 2019 was a fantastic conference. I was so busy having fun and learning new things that I almost forgot that my 8-year wedding anniversary fell right in the middle of the conference on June 25th – haha!  The conference accommodations weren’t swanky, but it was kind of fun to stay in a college dorm once again… and these dorms were much nicer than the ones we had at NAPC 2009 in Cincinnati! 😛



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    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Vacation Explorers

    While attending the North American Paleontological Convention (June 22-27, 2019) in Riverside, CA, I snuck off for a day at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. It was awesome to take my time going through the museum and exploring all over the site itself (instead of being rushed through on a quick tour). I was able to ask a bunch of geeky taphonomy questions of museum staff, too 🙂  Here are a few pics from my trip!Picture captions:

    1. me posing at the entrance for fun
    2. I was psyched to see that my avian paleontology hero, Hildegarde Howard, was highlighted at the front of the museum!
    3. the La Brea Tar Pits Museum prep lab still uses the same 1960s lamps that we have at the KU NHM 😛
    4. a neat avian bone taphonomy exhibit in the museum











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    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group NAPC

    What was your favorite talk at NAPC 2019? I think mine was Dr. Karen Chin’s on mutualistic relationships as evidenced through coprolite (and other excretory) deposits 🙂



    • Sounds super fascinating! Though I’m glad I don’t need to develop a relationship with bugs to keep parasites away 🙂

  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group NAPC

    A little late in posting here, but I just got back from the KU NHM’s traveling Pop-Up Paleo mobile museum trip across western Kansas.  Here is a picture of UGA affiliated folks who attended NAPC 2019!Thanks to Kris Kusnerik for the photo!@kristopher-kusnerik, @sally-walker



    • Great shot!

    • @egardner I must admit to being disappointed when they were calling for group photos from various colleges such as this one from UGA. My school wasn’t called! I suppose that it is possible that I was the only one there to have graduated from General Motors Institute (now Kettering Institute).

      • Haha! True, @jkallmeyer. I imagine that very few graduates of General Motors / Kettering Institute have achieved the same level of Cincinnati Arch fossil expert knowledge that you have!

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    Eleanor Gardner posted a new activity comment

    Great! Thanks, @jbauer! I’m glad it is a good enough photo for the eMuseum. I keep this fossil in my office at work. And I’ll go add some info in the notes section!

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  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
    Eleanor Gardner posted an update in the group Education and Outreach

    Forgot to take pictures, but had a blast sharing information about Kansas’ ancient ocean life with 400+ fifth graders at the 2018 Douglas County Water Festival on Sept 28. We were the only organization at the Festival talking about fossils, and our station was super popular. We brought out the mobile museum, too, and tried a few new activities 😊 Looking forward to seeing fellow education & outreach colleagues at GSA 2018!

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