Hello, everybody!

As announced on FOSSIL Project social media accounts, the next webinar in our series is called ‘Field Notes 101’ and it will be presented by Dr. Bruce MacFadden of the Florida Museum of Natural History on Thursday, Sept 29, from 7-8pm Eastern.  This webinar will cover the “Why” and “How” regarding taking field notes when collecting fossils. The talk will be geared for the novice wanting to maximize the scientific value of their collections. We will discuss the traditional method of the field notebook as well as the application of simple, modern technology (Android/iPhone).   As previously mentioned, in partnership with the Paleontological Society and with technical support from iDigBio, the FOSSIL Project is thrilled to be hosting a four-part webinar series throughout Fall 2016 (for the October and November speakers, see flyer inserted below & attached).  All are welcome to attend these free webinars.  Just connect at WEBINARS.  Connection time will begin at 6:45pm ET, allowing for 15 minutes to address any technical problems.  If you are unfamiliar with AdobeConnect online conferencing software, don’t worry!  All you need is an internet connection and the webinar link above.  There is no sign-up or installation.  (Unless you wish to use a mobile device – then you will have to download the AdobeConnect app for either Android or iPhone/iPad.)  And here is a helpful “quick start guide” for connecting!  

Please note that Continuing Education Units from the University of Florida are available for educators who attend all 4 webinars.  To get CEUs, please register through the at UF Conference Department.   

Also, if you haven’t yet, please consider joining the at myFOSSIL community website.  As a member of myFOSSIL, you can view the recorded webinars at a later time, engage with other members in the dedicated webinar forum, and – best of all – receive a certificate of completion for attending all 4 webinars.  

Fossil club/society officers, please feel free to forward this email to your members or include this info in your newsletters and bulletins.

  Please contact me, Eleanor Gardner, at fossil@flmnh.ufl.edu with any questions or concerns.  Hope to see you on Thursday evening!


Best, Eleanor

  Eleanor E. Gardner, M.S. FOSSIL Project Coordinator Florida Museum of Natural History Phone: (352)-273-1936 Email: egardner@flmnh.ufl.edu | fossil@flmnh.ufl.edu Website: community.myfossil.org