PaleoFest 2021 Student Symposium

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PaleoFest Student Symposium Goes VIRTUAL

Connect with scientists from around the world through your classroom or remote learning. A simple, no software needed login, will have students connected to world wide teams of scientists! From Argentina to Australia...from California to Iowa, paleontologists are sharing their adventures, lessons learned, and research. Talks from scientists are pre-recorded but scientists are chatting to answer questions. Paleontologist Josh & Executive Director Anne from Burpee Museum will MC the event and create polls, interactive questions, and more to keep everyone engaged!

Amazing Opportunity

This is an opportunity for students to get face-to-face with world famous visiting paleontologists. From an amazing ice age wolf puppy discovery, to the mighty T. rex, scientists will share their work with youth in an exciting new forum: The Student Symposium at PaleoFest 2021.

Speakers will share their research, photos of their adventures, and engage students in real scientific discussion.

Speakers are part of the PaleoFest 2021 programming, and are virtually visiting Rockford from around the world this weekend only! Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

Best Part...its FREE!

Thanks to generous contributions from donors in our community, this event is coming to school children from grades K to high school FREE OF CHARGE. Do not miss your chance to expand your curriculum and bring STEM alive with real professionals.

Sneak Peak of PaleoFest Guests:

Julie Meachen

Des Moines University, USA. Vertebrate Paleontologist -- mammalian carnivores: Presentation: Wolf Pup mummy from the Yukon.

Steve Salisbury

Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia. Vertebrate Paleontologist who studies Dinosaurs and Crocodylians from Gondwana

Caitlin Colleary

Cleveland Museum of Natural History, USA. Molecular Taphonomy

Thomas Holtz

University of Maryland, USA. Vertebrate Paleontologist who studies Theropod Dinosaurs

Diego Pol

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Argentina. Vertebrate Paleontologist studying the evolution of Dinosaur and Crocodylians of Patagonia.

Lauren Sallan

University of Pennsylvania, USA.  Paleobiologist who studies macroevolutionary processes in early vertebrates and marine ecosystems.

Heidi Allen

Geological Survey of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Paleontologist studying Microbialites of Western Australia and how they shaped life on Earth.

Eric Scott

Cogstone Resource Management, California USA.  Vertebrate Paleontologist studying Ice Age Mammals

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