Paleo Quest and Shark Finder in the journal Nature
Paleo Quest member Jason Osborne was cited in a recent Nature article on Citizen Science (To read the article, click here). The article mentioned Paleo Quest and Shark Finder as examples of citizen science projects and discussed difficulties associated with running a Citizen Science project.
Join Paleo Quest online at the Google Science Fair, February 8th
Walking Whales and Prehistoric Tales: What’s it like diving for fossils while dodging sharks and alligators? Come find out when Jason Osborne and Aaron Alford of Paleo Quest talk about their forays into the murky waters of America, this coming ”Field Trip Friday,” February 8, at 9:00AM PT / 11:00AM CT / 12:00PM ET / 1700 GMT. As Aaron and Jason describe it, these are “…the improbable adventures of two citizen-scientists and their peculiar affinity for vexingly dangerous endeavors, horrifying stenches, first-rate science, cut-rate lodging and generally attempting to annoy fishes, snakes, sharks, gators and crabs by blindly bumbling about the bottoms of rivers.”
Click here for more information on how to join this virtual event.
All Fins On, LLC, joins Paleo Quest in the field
Robert Cantrell, professional filmmaker at All Fins On, spent 4 days filming with Jason and Aaron while they completed field research along the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The majority of the filming was completed during Hurricane Sandy's approach. What a great time to be in the field!
For a trailer of the forthcoming documentary, please clickhere.
Paleo Quest™ @ Google SciFoo Camp
GooglePlex, Mountainview, California, August 3-5th, 2012
Jason Osborne shared ideas he and Aaron Alford developed concerning classroom-sourcing science and science-sourcing education at Googleplex, August 3rd-5th. Discussions will focused on innovative ways to promote science education and citizen science.
SciFoo camp is a collaboration of “Alpha Geeks” from many different science disciplines, industry and the arts, sharing pie in the sky ideas, innovations and collaborating ideas to help make the world a better place. More about SciFoo camp can be found at: