NAPC 2019 Landing Page

The FOSSIL Project attended and supported many aspects of the North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) in June 2019.

Technical Sessions the FOSSIL Project Supported:

Engaging Diverse Communities in Paleontology: Innovative educational initiatives that connect culture to natural history (Symposium 37) | G. Santos, S. Mills, I. Magallanes

This symposium focused on science communication initiatives that rely on novel techniques to reach untapped audiences.

 

Broadening horizons of broader impacts (Symposium 35) | J. Orcutt, S. Jacquet

This symposium focused on digital outreach methods and concluded with a discussion and sharing of board games produced from outreach projects.

The FOSSIL Team live tweeted this symposium, which you can find on our twitter account by clicking here.

 

Two to Tango: amateur-professional interactions in advancing paleontological knowledge (Symposium 32) | J. Kallmeyer, D. Meyer

This symposium focused on fostering collaborations between amateur and professional paleontologists.

The FOSSIL Team live tweeted this symposium, which you can find on our twitter account by clicking here.

Our team also collected images from the Two to Tango Symposium and put them into a Facebook album, which you can access by clicking here.

 

Past, Present, and Future of the FOSSIL Project (Symposium 36) | J. Bauer

This symposium focused on the research, maintenance, and practices of the FOSSIL Project.

Broken up into four thematic blocks, the goal of this session was to foster a discussion on the past, present, and future of the FOSSIL Project. Each theme had a 15 minute ‘spark’ on the content, followed by a 15 minute panel discussion, and concluded with a 15 minute audience and presenter discussion.

You can explore the presentations for each theme by clicking the titles. The talks and panel discussions are all included!

Theme 1: Building a Community of Practice in Social Paleontology

Theme 2: Community Connections

Theme 3: Accomplishments and Outcomes

Theme 4: Future and Sustainability

The FOSSIL team curated a Facebook album from the symposium, which you can access by clicking here.

Workshop Co-Hosted:

Digital Resources in Paleontology Professional Development Workshop

The goal of this workshop was to provide K-12 teachers with digital resources for their classroom and develop their repertoire of paleontology-themed lessons. 

Hosted by the FOSSIL Project and iDigBio, with many community and local partners, this full day workshop was a great success. If you are interested in learning more about the event please check out this recap written by Jen Bauer and Molly Phillips for the quarterly newsletter: Digital Resources in Paleontology Professional Development Workshop at NAPC 2019.

The FOSSIL team curated a Facebook album with images from the event, which you can access by clicking here.

FOSSIL Participant Experiences: