Videos & Tutorials

myFOSSIL Tutorials

 

myFOSSIL Webinar Recordings

Series 1 – Fundamentals of Fossils

 

Series 2 – Women in Paleontology

 

Series 3 – FOSSIL Roadshow: Fossil Identification

 

Special Webinar Events

 

Videos of Interest to the Paleontological Community

 

Videos Dedicated to the myFOSSIL eMuseum

 

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 (2018)

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.

Rare Mammals of Belgrade 2 (2019)

05/01/19
Speakers: Bruce MacFadden (Florida Museum), Lee Cone (Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum)
In preparation for a return to the Belgrade Mine to search for rare extinct land mammals, Bruce MacFadden and Lee Cone explain the science behind the project and what to expect during the citizen science dig for the Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum and North Carolina Fossil Club.

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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)
shuhai

 

FOSSILS4Teachers Fossil Prep Time Lapse

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Videos Dedicated to the myFOSSIL eMuseum

myFOSSIL eMuseum Intro Video

 

myFOSSIL eMuseum Upload Process

 

myFOSSIL eMuseum Classification

 

myFOSSIL eMuseum Geochronology

 

myFOSSIL eMuseum Lithostratigraphy