Monthly Archives: May 2011

Testosterone-fueled field truck

Shortly after returning from the SeAVP meeting, I traded in my Toyota Tacoma for a Ford F150 (this is my truck, not the museum’s). I’d had the Tacoma (below, at Carmel Church) for about 2 years and was overall fairly pleased … Continue reading

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Virginia Academy of Science meeting

I spent today attending the annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science, held this year at the University of Richmond. Specifically, I was attending the Natural History and Biodiversity section, which included 15 talks and 4 posters. While I wasn’t presenting … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science

I spent the weekend with friends in eastern Indiana, collecting limestone for our upcoming exhibit on the Ordovician Period. On Sunday, after the truck was full we made the short drive to Cincinnati to visit the Museum of Natural History and … Continue reading

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Fossils and First Graders

Today we took two carloads of people and a whole bunch of fossil plants to Monroeton Elementary School in Reidsville, North Carolina, to teach Christa Winingham’s 1st grade class about fossil plants. This is the third program on fossils we’ve … Continue reading

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Driving home

Last Sunday, following the conclusion of the SeAVP Conference and a pleasant visit to the Jacksonville Zoo, Brett, Tim, and I began driving home. The day at the zoo was sunny and bright, but just a few miles north of Jacksonville on … Continue reading

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SeAVP meeting afternoon session

After lunch, Timothy Gaudin, Greg McDonald, and Ascanio Rincón kicked off the afternoon session by looking at the relationships within the sloth family Megalonychidae, which includes such diverse forms as the extinct giant ground sloth Megalonyx and the extant two-toed sloth Choloepus (above … Continue reading

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SeAVP meeting morning session

The SeAVP meeting has grown over the years, and with 28 presentations and posters I’ve decided to break it up into two posts. The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology got underway this morning with a … Continue reading

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