Jason Osborne

Jason Osborne

West Texas



Jason Osborne

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West Texas

Fossil Specialty (if any)

Marine Vertebrates

Favorite Collecting Site(s) or Region(s)

Black water rivers via SCUBA along the US east coast

North Texas

Nebraska Badlands

Northern Mexico

Northern California


I love discovery and adventure! I’m also a fan of collaboration and love to introduce others to the thrill of making a discovery.

My work in science, education, communication and engineering has been recognized and featured in publications and media outlets such as Nature, Science, Scientific American, Popular Science, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, CBS,CNN, and NPR. In June 2013, the President of the United States and the White House Executive Office of The President honored me as a Champion of Change for my dedication to increasing public engagement in science and science literacy.

Affiliations and Relevant Organizations

Dallas Paleo Society

Paleo Quest

SharkFinder Citizen Science



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