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News Archive ... click here for 2010 and previous.

Currently Funded Projects:

2011    Iowa Science Foundation (1 yr., $1,500) “Partnerships in Paleontology: public participation in the collection, curation, preparation, and research of a fossil fauna from the Devonian of Iowa.” PI= T.S. Adrain, Co-PIs = J.M. Adrain, C. Newsom, J. Preslicka.

2011    Iowa Center for Research for Undergraduates Research Fellow Grant, University of Iowa, (Fall 2011-Spring 2012, $2,500) “Partnerships in Paleontology: public participation in the collection, curation, preparation, and investigation of a fossil fauna from the Devonian of Iowa.”  (PI = T. S. Adrain)

2010    Paleontology Society Education Outreach Award (1 yr., $2,500) “Discovering Iowa’s Fossil Treasure: enhancing outreach education resources at Iowa’s Devonian Fossil Gorge” PI = T.S. Adrain, Co-PI = Sarah Horgen)

 

November 2011

Thank you to all our Museum Studies Service Learning students and Geoscience students who have contributed to the activities of the Paleontology Repository this semester.

Amanda cleaning original handwrtitten labels

Museum Studies Service Learning student Amanda Oller, cleaning original handwritten specimen labels.

rehoused fossil specimens

Amanda worked on the Belanski Collection, replacing acidic specimen trays and preserving original labels.

   
students painting banners for the Creepy Campus Crawl, 2011
students painting banners for the Creepy Campus Crawl, 2011

Museum Studies Service Learning students, SGE members and Geoscience graduate students show off their artistic talent, painting banners for the 2011 Creepy Campus Crawl, creating a Kraken tunnel and dressing up to entertain visitors.

Guests were invited to "walk the plank" (go downstairs) and join in activities provided by the Department of Geoscience, Paleontology Repository, SGE, and the Iowa Geological and Water Survey.

Two hundred and forty-four people visited during the evening. Well done everyone!
students painting banners for the Creepy Campus Crawl, 2011
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 finished banners
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 squid versus whale banner
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 mermaids banner
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 dolphin banner
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 under the sea banner
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 kids excavate an ichthyosaur
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 Witch vs. Kraken
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 Krystal rescues a small knight from the Kraken
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 Cap'n Shane
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011 Snakes Alive!
Creepy Campus Crawl 2011
 

Iowa State Fair 2011. This year the Paleontology Repository teamed up with the UI Museum of Natural History to present "What on Earth? A look at the weird and wonderful world of Natural History."

Visitors discovered a range of objects including a model of a sabre-tooth cat skull, an eclogite, a 1.4 billion-year-old piece of rock, and lots of fossils, some of which they were able to find themselves and take home, thanks to a donation by the Mid America Paleontology Society.
Iowa State Fair booth 2011
Iowa State Fair booth 2011
Iowa State Fair booth 2011
Iowa State Fair booth 2011
   

Below: our 2011 outreach activities took us to Pine Creek Grist Mill Heritage Day at Wildcat Den State Park...

...and Tiffin Fest. Thanks to Neo McAdams, David Majewski, Marc Spencer and Jonathan Simpson for helping at these events.

Museum Studies student Jonathan Simpson, helps out at the Pine Creek Grist Mill Heritage Day 2011
outreach tent at Tiffin Fest 2011

 

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