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.

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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

SCHEDULE:

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 www.osc.org.

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