Paleo Quest in the field for a live Google Hangout!
Paleo Quest: Venturing Into the Unknown: Mariette DiChristina, Editor in Chief and SVP of Scientific American, hosted a live "in-the-field" hangout with Paleo Quest founders Aaron Alford and Jason Osborne live at an undisclosed paleontological site for an interactive conversation about underwater paleontology. Jason and Aaron talked about their forays into the murky waters at this site, the specialised gear needed and relevant fossil finds. Click here to watch the video or click here to read Mariette's blog post about the experience. Held on 8/12/13, the hangout was the final installment of interactive interviews for the 2013 Google Science Fair.
Paleo Quest at the White House
Paleo Quest was represented at The White House in Washington DC during the inaugural Citizen Science Champions of Change event. Paleo Quest, and SharkFinder (a Citizen Science program supported by Paleo Quest members) were the impetus for one of the Champions of Change awards.
To view the White House video coverage of Paleo Quest and SharkFinder click here and navigate to the 1:00:00 hour mark.
To view The White House blog coverage of Paleo Quest and SharkFinder click here
Join Paleo Quest at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival
Get ready for a hands-on, multi-media experience geared toward elementary and middle school students. Join Paleo Quest members as they talk about the importance of citizen science during the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival. For more information click here and here.
Paleo Quest 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 on-line for a Google Hang-out at the Google Science Fair for the following interactive talk:
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: