It’s a Celebration of Women in Paleontology at Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center and Florida Fossil Hunters present “Women in Paleontology,” an event of presentations and fossil showcases.


Female paleontology professionals from Ph.D.s to doctoral candidates to high school teachers will give half-hour talks all day long. Topics include “The Most Extreme Recent Paleontological Discoveries in Peru” to “What About the Fossils Too Small to See?”.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton St.
Orlando, FL 32803


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
View various fossil collections and exhibits

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sharon E. Holte | Ph.D. Candidate in Biology | University of Florida
“The Thomas Farm Fossil Site: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Natasha S. Vitek | Ph.D. Student in Paleontology | University of Florida
“What About the Fossils Too Small to See?”

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Julia Tejada | Peruvian Paleontologist
“The 10 Most Extreme Recent Paleontological Discoveries in Peru”

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lisa Lundgren | Ph.D. Student in Science Education | University of Florida
“The FOSSIL Project: Connecting Amateur and Professional Paleontologists

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Ann Spellman | Ph.D. in Marine Biology
“What Lies Beneath? A Presentation of What Fossil Ancestors and Modern Day Marine Life Tell Us About Life on Earth and in the Sea, Both Then and Now”

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Shelley Zimmerman | High School Geology Teacher
“Rock Head or Bone Head? The Connection Between Geology and Paleontology”

Experience “Women in Paleontology” with admission to Orlando Science Center which is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.

For more information, call 407-514-2000 or visit

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