November 1 to 4: GSA (Geological Society of America) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
The FOSSIL project will be partnering with the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club to host an exhibit booth that celebrates amateur and professional paleontologists. Talks will also be presented in the technical sessions about the FOSSIL project as well as updates on research activities by UF paleontologists. The GSA Annual Meetings typically attracts between 5,000 to 10,000 geologists, paleontologists, and educators from the U.S. and around the world. This will be an excellent venue to promote the FOSSIL community and we are grateful to the CMM Fossil Club for their interest in partnering with us. For more information, contact Eleanor Gardner at [email protected].
November 10 to 12, Portland, OR: NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Area Conference
The FOSSIL Project is looking for partners to present at the 2016 NSTA area conference in Portland, OR. At NSTA conferences, educators present on and discuss science content, teaching strategy, and research. Collaborate with science educators through discussing ways in which your fossil group does outreach or develop a session on how to use paleontological content in the classroom. Proposals are due in September 2015. For more information, please email Eleanor Gardner at [email protected].
More 2015 events
September 18 – 20, Denver, CO. 48th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show
October 3, National Fossil Day MEGA Event at South Florida Museum in Bradenton, FL
October 17, Cincinnati, OH. Second Annual Fossil Festival, Dry Dredgers
March 31 to April 1, GSA Southeastern Section Meeting, Columbia, SC. Working with local fossil clubs and societies, FOSSIL has submitted a proposal for a theme session focused on amateur contributions to paleontology. Additionally, Lee Cone from the Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum has offered to lead a field trip for this meeting. The regional GSA meetings typically have a smaller attendance (hundreds) relative to the annual meetings (e.g., in Baltimore, see above), and offer a more informal, more relaxed atmosphere.
April 4 to 6, GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, Ontario, CA. We are in the preliminary stages of developing a session about amateurs and professionals. This meeting includes talks, field trips, and lots of opportunities for networking.
Dry Dredgers, Cincinnati, OH we are in the early stages of planning for a mid-year meeting.
July 27 to 30 Denver, CO. NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) STEM Forum & Expo The FOSSIL Project is looking for partners to present at the 2016 NSTA STEM Forum & Expo in Denver, CO. This STEM-focused event is where informal and formal educators gather to share tools and resources that contribute to successful implementation of STEM education into schools and communities. Tools could include locations for collecting fossils, techniques for finding/digging fossils, or strategies for managing and/or digitizing a collection. Resources could include fossil clubs, museums, websites, or individual people. Proposals will be due in September 2015. For more information, please email Eleanor Gardner at [email protected]