Would you like to contribute to our next newsletter?

We received great feedback about what you would like to see in the FOSSIL eNewsletter from the kickoff meeting and survey. One suggestion was for a “Featured Fossil” in each issue.We are seeking contributions for the 2nd issue of our FOSSIL eNewsletter, to be published in May.
What we would like to do is have you provide us with an interesting story and photograph of a fossil you have found, or is in your possession that you have questions about, and we’ll do the legwork to find the relevant expert to answer those questions and more. For example, you might have collected a fish fossil from the Green River Formation last summer and wish to know what it is, what it ate, and what is significant about it. We’ll get the answers and share them with the FOSSIL community.
Send your submissions to fossil@flmnh.ufl.edu by April 21st for your chance at some fame and answers.

A space to collaborate, learn and engage in the science of paleontology

The FOSSIL project aims to enhance communication and strengthen the working relationship between fossil club members and professional paleontologists.

Based at the Florida Museum of Natural History, on the University of Florida campus, the FOSSIL project will cultivate a networked community of practice in which fossil club members and professional paleontologists collaborate in learning, the practice of science, and outreach. Mediated through the myFOSSIL web portal and annual meetings, FOSSIL aims to enhance communication between fossil club members and professional paleontologists, engage club members in training and development, allow club members to attend meetings and workshops, and conduct K-12 outreach to underserved audiences. We also will facilitate club members’ contribution and access to the growing digitized collections in U.S. natural history museums, and help them create and share personal digitized fossil collections.

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Distribution of fossil clubs and paleontological societies in the United States.

Distribution of fossil clubs and paleontological societies in the United States.