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Celebration of Women in Paleontology Day is Tomorrow at Orlando Science Center

Jurassic World, with its living dinosaurs, is hitting theaters next month but if you want to know what’s really going on with dinos (and other long dead creatures) then you’ll need to head over to the Orlando Science Center this Saturday for their “Celebration of Women in Paleontology” Day.

The day will include live lectures from numerous female paleontologists. All of the lectures and paleontologist themed events are included in regular admission.   General Admission to Orlando Science Center is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.


Celebration of Women in Paleontology
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • View various fossil collections and exhibits
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Sharon E.Holte | Ph.D. Candidate in Biology | University of Florida
    • “The Thomas Farm Fossil Site: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Natasha S.Vitek | Ph.D. Student in Paleontology | University of Florida
    • “What About the Fossils Too Small to See?”
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • JuliaTejada | Peruvian Paleontologist
    • “The 10 Most Extreme Recent Paleontological Discoveries in Peru”
  • 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Lisa Lundgren | Ph.D. Student in Science Education | University of Florida
    • “The FOSSIL Project: Connecting Amateur and Professional Paleontologists”
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Ann Spellman | Ph.D. in Marine Biology
    • “What Lies Beneath? A Presentation of What Fossil Ancestors and Modern Day Marine Life Tell Us About Life on Earth and in the Sea, Both Then and Now”
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Shelley Zimmerman | High School Geology Teacher
    • “Rock Head or Bone Head? The Connection Between Geology and Paleontology”


Ken Storey has been blogging about life in Central Florida for the past 12 years. As a 2nd generation Central Floridian he has a passion for and connection with the region. In his spare time he enjoys visiting low budget roadside attractions, Taco Bell, and typically plans road trips with as little interstate time as possible.

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