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Marjorie MacLean Mather High School www.projectexploration.org Science Teacher Field Institute 2008

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  1. Marjorie MacLean Mather High School www.projectexploration.org Science Teacher Field Institute 2008

  2. Faces of Paleontology Science Teacher Field Institute 2008

  3. Who Is a Paleontologist? Someone who studies fossils and ancient life What Does a Paleontologist Do? • study and describe animal and plant fossils • clean and repair fossils • study how life changes over time Lyon, G. and J. Goldenstern. Gabrielle Lyon and the Fossil Hunt. Rigby.2004

  4. What Does a PaleontologistLook Like?

  5. Introducing… Paul Sereno World-renown ~paleontologist ~author ~teacher Here he is in his fossil lab at University of Chicago, describing the difference between ornithiscian hips (shown) and saurischian hips, the two main groups of the dinosaurs.

  6. Lecturing STFI Fellows on how scientists translate their finds into possible models … just in time for an upcoming film by National Geographic.

  7. Paul leading a team of STFI fellows as they dig out a Triceratops from the Hell Creek Formation on the Lost in Time Ranch, Montana. This formation contains remains from 68 million years ago! Staying excited

  8. Here Paul is mapping the arrangement of the bones found so far at the site, or the taphonomy. Such notes may reveal info on how the animal died or the conditions of the environment at or after time of death.

  9. Having a bit of fun… …and proving he’s stronger than the next guy! Hear Paul speak about not always being the best student

  10. Co-Founder of Project Exploration, Educator, Author ……brings new meaning to science education Gabrielle Lyon

  11. Ewan Wolff Lecturer extraordinaire! PhD degree in Paleontology Pathology Now in Veternarian School Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Wilderness First Responder Training for Black Belt in Tai Kwon Do

  12. Jason Moore Why Jason chose Paleontology: BS in Natural Science Cambridge, ‘97 PhD in Paleontology Cambridge, ‘01 David B. Harris Postdoctoral Fellow Texas, A&M What keeps him hooked: Field Guide to Bear Paw Shale (70-73mya.)

  13. Hannah Moots Recent graduate from University of Chicago with degree in anthropology Paul Sereno’s field assistant in Niger and Montana Shown here giving a tour of UC’s fossil lab.

  14. Matthias, a 3rd year student at UC, gaining experience through a part-time job… He’s been cleaning this specimen for four months!

  15. Jacklyn of Lane Tech Miguel of Amundsen Graduates of the Junior Paleontology Program now at work in lab.

  16. Wide-brimmed Hat Sunscreen (55 or higher!) Sunglasses Toilet Kit Knapsack Journal ever present! Prized specimen

  17. Teachers as Paleontologists: Gentle with those bones! Graciela Macias: 2nd Grade teacher at Haugan Elementary

  18. Nothing like ending the day with a special handshake… and a little humor…