Videos & Tutorials

myFOSSIL Tutorials

myFOSSIL Webinar Recordings

Series 1 – Fundamentals of Fossils

Series 2 – Women in Paleontology

  • Women in Paleontology: Tara’s Take with Tara Lepore
  • My Life as a Curator with Brenda Hunda
  • Fossil Volunteering with Cindy Lockner
  • From Microfossils to Museums with Lisa White
  • Series 3 – FOSSIL Roadshow: Fossil Identification

    Special Webinar Events

  • Rare Mammals of Belgrade
  • Videos of Interest to the Paleontological Community

    Tutorial 1, Log-in & Profile Navigation

     

    Tutorial 2, Creating an Entry in the Fossil Gallery

     

    Tutorial 3, The Basics of Cleaning Fossils

     

    Tutorial 4, Digitizing Your Collection

     

    Tutorial 5, Cutting and Polishing Fossils (a.k.a. Jack’s Movie!)

     

    Tutorial 6, How to Comment on Proposed BLM-Related Regulations Under PRPA

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    FOSSIL Webinar Series 1 – Fundamentals of Fossils

    Fossil Collecting: Where, When, & How

    08/31/16
    Speaker: Jayson Kowinsky, creator of www.fossilguy.com

    Note: We had some technical issues with our first webinar and so the recording starts about 10 minutes into Jayson’s talk.

     

    Field Notes 101

    09/29/16
    Speaker: Bruce MacFadden of University of Florida/Florida Museum of Natural History

     

    Excavating Fossils

    10/19/16
    Speaker: Dava Butler of Waco Mammoth National Monument & Montana State Univ

     

    Fossil Preparation Basics

    11/30/16
    Speaker: Rachel Narducci of the Florida Museum of Natural History

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    FOSSIL Webinar Series 2 – Women in Paleontology

    Women in Paleontology: Tara’s Take

    01/25/17
    Speaker: Tara Lepore, researcher and educator at the Webb Schools/Alf Museum of Paleontology

    My Life as a Curator with Brenda Hunda

    02/22/17
    Speaker: Brenda Hunda, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum Center

    Fossil Volunteering with Cindy Lockner

    03/29/17
    Speaker: Cindy Lockner, award-winning amateur paleontologist (Florida Fossil Hunters & Florida Paleontological Society)

    From Microfossils to Museums with Lisa White

    04/26/17
    Speaker: Lisa White, director of education and outreach at the University of California Museum of Paleontology

     

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    Roadshow Trial Run with Bruce and Brenda

    07/05/17
    Speakers: Brenda Hunda (Cincinnati Museum Center) & Bruce MacFadden (Florida Museum)

     

    September Roadshow: Identification of Trilobites

    09/20/17
    Speakers: Brenda Hunda (Cincinnati Museum Center), Cincinnati Dry Dredgers, & Matthew Croxton

     

    October Roadshow: Pennsylvanian Fossils of North Texas

    10/19/17
    Speakers: Dr. Merlynd Nestell (UT Arlington) and the Dallas Paleontological Society

     

    November Webinar: A FOSSIL Feast

    11/29/17
    Speakers: Bruce MacFadden and MacKenzie Smith of the Florida Museum
    Topic: The fossil history of holiday foods.

     

    December Webinar: Fossils of the Carolinas

    12/20/17
    Speakers: The Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum and Dr. Robert Boessenecker (College of Charleston)

     

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    Rare Mammals of Belgrade

    05/17/18
    Speaker: Bruce MacFadden (Florida Museum)
    During this webinar, participants will learn about research into rare extinct land mammals at the Belgrade Mine. There will also be an overview of our citizen science effort at the mine, and participant Q&A.

     

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    Videos of Interest to the Paleontological Community

    GSA Townhall on PRPA

     

    Origin and Evolution of Animals, by Dr. Shuhai Xiao of Virginia Tech

    (click on the image to start the video)
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