Theresa Mayer

  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Theresa Mayer posted a new activity comment

    I’m from iowa

  • 1 week, 6 days ago
    Theresa Mayer posted an image in the group Education and Outreach from the myFOSSIL app

    Went to a local quarry event and was given a mass array off fossils and minerals from morocco. Any tips on how to clean them? #event

  • 4 weeks ago
    Theresa Mayer posted a new activity comment

    are there any books that you would suggest reading?

  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Theresa Mayer posted a new activity comment

    it was in the landscaping at a familys place

  • 1 month ago
    Theresa Mayer posted an update in the group Education and Outreach from the myFOSSIL app

    I am currently wanting to get into a marine paleontology field as a undergrad earth science major. where do I start my journey?

    • Depending on the university earth science isn’t always the best route. For example, I started out as a geology major when I was in undergrad but changes to zoology because that was where the paleontology classes were offered. Evolution, biogeography and invertebrate zoology are all important classes but generally offered through a biology department. However, some schools offer invertebrate paleontology in their geology departments. Sometimes evolution and biogeography can be taken without doing the general bio series or with instructor approval. Other times you need the prereqs. It all depends. Also don’t go changing your major too soon. While for most grad schools it doesn’t matter if you were bio or geo sometimes it does. Despite having been a geology minor I was told I could not apply to Northern Arizona University because my major wasn’t geology and felt that I wouldn’t be qualified to TA intro geology courses. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy is/are important for any paleo.

    • I also strongly recommend doing undergraduate research. This shows potential advisors that you understand the research, publishing and conference aspects of paleontology. Since your interest is marine paleo I recommend you find a professor at your undergrad who does that and do research under her/him. If there isn’t, you can try and contact someone at another university and try to work out a remote research project. It is sometimes hard to break out of what you did your undergrad research in because people read that on your CV and associate you with that.

    • Good luck!

    • are there any books that you would suggest reading?

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Theresa Mayer posted an image in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    Not sure what these are they are light in weight

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Theresa Mayer posted an image in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    Unknown, I believe they may be burrows?

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Theresa Mayer posted an image in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    Found while fossil hunting with my cousin unsure of what it could be the origin is unknown but it is from the state of iowa

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Theresa Mayer posted an image in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    I went fossil hunting around the yard today with my cousin and he found what looks like a coral but I’m not sure. I did notice this pattern on the sides. Any ideas of what it could be? #fossil

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    Theresa Mayer posted a new activity comment

    I currently need to practice doing so I want to take a class that focuses on it. I’m not sure what it’s specific classifications are exactly, are those classifications what I should add to this one specificly

  • 2 months ago
    Theresa Mayer posted an image in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    Not sure what this could be. It is from a pile of rock originating from le grand quarry, iowa

  • 2 months ago
    Theresa Mayer posted a new specimen in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    Theresa Mayer has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 months ago
    Theresa Mayer posted a new activity comment

    ok thanks I’ll have to do this to mine!

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