Fun with fossils and rocks
Sharing my research and general passion for paleontology with the broader community is one of the highlights of my career. Since moving to Missouri, I have made several efforts to engage with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, from my initial start with Science on Wheels visiting rural communities to my ongoing work as a MU Engagement Scholar.
Getting to touch and examine real fossils is always fun! I have a number of kits and activities suitable for K-12 students that can make this happen, so feel free to reach out to me if you are in the Columbia area.
Outreach & Coordinator – MU Geology Department, Annual Columbia Young Scientists Expo: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 2020, 2023
Outreach – Evening of the Arts: Paleoart; Grant Elementary Columbia, MO. April 2023
Outreach – Interview with Vox magazine. Feb 2023
Coordinator – Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School. Nov 2022
Guest speaker – Zoom with a Scientist; Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. March 2022
Instructor – School's Out COMO Day Camp, Columbia, MO. Feb 2022
Outreach – Ashland Cub Scout Group. July 2021
Outreach – Boone County STEM Day Camp. July 2021
Outreach – 2nd Annual Columbia Young Scientists Expo: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Jan 2020
Outreach – Health and Engagement Fair, in conjunction with the MU Extension Summit and first annual UM System Engagement Week: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Oct 2019.
Outreach – IGNITES summer camp; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, July 2019
Outreach – Science on Wheels (SoW); various counties across Missouri, Feb 2018 – 2019
Outreach – STEM Expo; Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO, Nov 2018
Outreach – Building soil profiles with clay; Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School, Columbia, MO, Oct 2018
Outreach – Dinosaurs to Cavemen; Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO, June 2018
Outreach – Geology and Environment Outreach Event; South Callaway Elementary, MO, April 2018
Research Instructor – Reef Evolution and Dynamics [field course], Abbotsleigh School, Heron Island Research Station, Qld, AUS, Oct 2017
Volunteer – Australian Museum Science Festival (AMSF); Australian Museum, Sydney, AUS, Aug 2016
Outreach – Introduction to the Cambrian Explosion; Newington College, Sydney, AUS, May 2016
Outreach – Macquarie Science Experience 2015; National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP), Sydney, AUS, Jan 2015
Volunteer – Macquarie University Open Day (Palaeobiology Laboratory); Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, AUS, 2011 – 2016