PS Outreach and Education Grants for 2013
The Paleontological Society works to increase the publicís awareness and understanding of paleontology by enhancing formal and informal educational opportunities. The Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant provides support to our members for programs and activities involving educational outreach and community engagement. Read more...
PS Outreach and Education Grant Awardees for 2012
To further its mission of promoting the science of paleontology, the Paleontological Society has committed resources to provide support to our members for community engagement and educational outreach. These activities are critical to capturing the imaginations of children and encouraging support for our field among the public.
The Paleontological Society is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of PS Outreach and Education Grants:
Dave Marshall and Jon Tennant
(Ichron Ltd. and Imperial College London)
The website www.palaeocast.com presents high-quality podcasts in which paleontologists describe their research as well as forums for discussion of paleontological topics.
Timothy D. Raub
(University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK)
“3-D laser scanning of index fossils: grade school, undergraduate, and teacher engagement at the intersection of biostratigraphy and technology; in the classroom, via GeoBus, and online”
A 3-D laser scanner will be incorporated into the University of St. Andrews’ outreach vehicle GeoBus, allowing real-time scanning of important index fossils and demonstrating the “high-tech” nature of modern paleontological research to young students.
George Stanley and Ray Fanning
(University of Montana-Missoula)
“‘Fossil Stories’ Radio Segments”
A series of short radio segments, featuring the adventures of “Fossil Man” and “Paleo-Kid,” that highlight aspects of Montana paleontology will be created to air on public radio.
Scott Williams, Sheila Rawlings, and Hillary Parks
(Burpee Museum of Natural History)
A Middle Jurassic bonebed in Utah provides a site for public outreach via organized tours as well as opportunities for undergraduates to learn field techniques and the importance of community engagement.
Each awardee receives $2,500 to carry out their educational outreach activities.
Please consider applying for the 2013 Outreach and Education Grant Program in the spring!
PS Education and Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Peg Yacobucci
Associate Professor of Geology
Bowling Green State University