Experience

Below is an inverse timeline of different outreach projects:

2017

May 23, In-class hands-on activity with ~120 6th graders at Centennial Middle School, Raleigh, NC

May 17, Co-Led workshop at Citizen Science Association meeting entitled “Citizen Science in the College Classroom” to 20 international educators

April 27, NC State University’s State of the Sciences Alumni Event, Led Citizen science interactive with six undergraduate doing Shark Tooth Forensics

2016

October 7, Co-Led professional development training in utilizing citizen science in the classroom

June 23-24, Co-Led 2-day teacher professional development training on citizen science projects in the K-12 classroom to 40 teachers

April 14, Co-Led professional development training for 15 teachers utilizing citizen science in the classroom

2015

Ongoing outreach visits to 4th, 6th-8th grade classrooms to conduct paleontology-based citizen science projects

November 13, Trained ~100 teachers on citizen science and STEM activities at NC Science Teacher Association conference

June 29-July 17, Led three-week intensive teacher training in paleontology-based citizen science projects, including research experience and lesson building

June 24-26, Co-Led 3-day teacher professional development training on paleontology-based citizen science projects in the classroom

April 24, Co-Organized and Led TRP STEM Expo Citizen Science Experience for 600 NC middle and high school students

February 3, Co-Led teacher-training workshop for 30 Durham County 8th grade science teachers on paleontology-based citizen science and evolution

2014

Eight outreach visits to 6-8th grade classrooms to discuss paleontology and citizen science project using shark teeth from PCS Phosphate mine

June 30-July 18, Led three-week intensive teacher training in paleontology-based citizen science projects, including research experience and lesson building

2013

Recurring public lectures in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on duck-billed dinosaurs and research in the Okavango Delta

2011

Featured societies in Utah Museum of Natural History fossil exhibit video

Geology curriculum advisor, Ravenswood Elementary School, Chicago, IL

2010

Fossils of Chicago, In-class hands-on activity, Ravenswood Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Investigating Sue: A four-prong approach to paleontology (Jefferson High School students), Field Museum, Chicago, IL

What’s hiding behind Sue? Microfossils from the Sue site, Field Museum of Natural History, “Sue the T. rex Birthday Celebration”

Sue what? The other fossils found with our T-rex, Field Museum Member’s night

2009

Dinosaur paleontology expert, Lake Forest Cub Scout educational meeting (1st-5th grade)

2008

Scientist in the Classroom paleontology exercise and lecture, Jackson Elementary School (5th grade), SLC, UT

2007

Assisted in preparation of Utah Geological Survey dinosaur teaching kits

Scientist in the Classroom paleontology exercise and lecture, Valley Elementary School (2nd grade), Kanab, UT

Utah Museum of Natural History Traveling Treasures participant, Kanab, UT

Public lecture, Revealing a lost world: the important fossils in your backyard, Kanab, UT

League of Utah Cities and Towns Conference Outreach Leader

Leader of Paleontology Outreach training, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, NSF GK-12 University of Utah Fellows and Salt Lake Community College faculty participants

2006

Field guide, Bureau of Land Management public paleontological field trip