Women in Paleontology: A Celebration of Female Field Scientists

[Paleontology Profiles] Stephanie Lukowski
A Day Trip to Arches National Park

It’s been awhile since we posted, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy!

There are some big things in the works (stay tuned for an official update soon!), and we’re in the process of streamlining Outbound so it better serves your needs and our passions.

In the meantime, take a moment to check out Tara’s feature on The Huffington Post about women in paleontology, including a recap of 2016’s PaleoFest  at The Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois:

There’s a little girl. Her blue eyes are wide, and she steps up to the microphone.

She’s a five-year-old in front of a room full of adult academics, called up to the front of the room because she wanted so badly to share her dreams with us.

“Um…hi, I want to be a paleontologist,” she says. Her name is Maia Toenjes.

The room of scientists cheers Maia on, asking her questions, treating her like we all wanted to be treated when we were five-year-olds with wide eyes and a deep, deep curiosity about the world.

This was the power of the Women in Paleontology conference.

Click here to read the full article.

 

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[Paleontology Profiles] Stephanie Lukowski
A Day Trip to Arches National Park