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    • FOSSIL Sustainability
      The FOSSIL Project has been supported by NSF Grant DRL-1322725 from 2013 to September 30th, 2019. While the myFOSSIL website and mobile app will remain available after the grant funding concludes, there will be no permanent staff dedicated to producing myFOSSIL content, social media, programs, and newsletters. We have developed an incredible community and have heard from many that there is interest in sustaining some of the myFOSSIL components through community effort. This forum is a space to brainstorm ideas and recruit volunteers!
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    • 4 years, 4 months ago

      Sam Ocon

    • Grants, Scholarships, and Funding Opportunities
      Use this forum to find and share funding opportunities of all kinds. Some examples of the opportunities to post/find include: funding for original research, funding to support conference attendance, and funding to support education & outreach efforts. This funding can be available to students, amateur paleontologists, paleontological societies, professional researchers, and more! Please be sure to indicate eligibility in your posting.
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    • 4 years, 2 months ago

      Sadie Mills

    • Ideas for New Forums
      If you'd like to request a new forum, please post your idea here.  Let's discuss it and determine if an existing forum will meet your needs, or if a new forum should be created! Designated moderator: Sadie Mills @sadie-mills
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    • 1 year, 7 months ago

      Daniel Grossman

    • What Is It?
      This forum is where you can post a picture of a fossil you've found and ask for the community to help with identification. Designated moderators: Sadie Mills @sadie-mills
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    • 1 week, 6 days ago

      Jordi Garcia

    • Paleobotany
      Here is a forum for sharing photos of fossil plants, getting help with ID and discussing other related topics such as the conservation of morphologies through time (like in Ginkgo andMetasequoia), extinctions (like with seed ferns) and the history of paleobotany. Designated Moderator:  MacKenzie Smith @mackenzie-smith
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    • 2 years, 2 months ago

      AndreA Bailey

    • Fossils of the Pacific Northwest
      Come here for everything paleo-related for the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho! Topics include (but not limited to) parks, the influence of terranes on fossil diversity, environmental change through time, Pleistocene Floods and history. Designated Moderator: MacKenzie Smith @mackenzie-smith
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    • 1 year, 8 months ago

      Kenji A

    • Pictures In The Field
      Please use this forum to post pictures of yourself (and/or others, with their permission) in the field, as well as to discuss paleo field sites, common field problems and solutions, and anything else field-related! Designated Moderator: Lisa Lundgren @llundgren
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    • 3 years, 3 months ago

      Louis Varricchio

    • Micropaleontology
      This forum is devoted to true microfossils (fossils best observed with magnification), preparation technique for microfossils, and other relevant topics!  Designated moderator: Dr. Laura Cotton @laura-cotton
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    • 4 years, 9 months ago

      Mitchell Moore

    • Upcoming Opportunities
      Use this forum to share with others in the paleontological community when you'll be attending events, from local fossil festivals to national meetings like GSA and SVP! This is also a great forum to ask questions about community events or hold follow-up discussions after an event has occurred! Designated moderator: Lisa Lundgren @llundgren
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    • 2 years, 1 month ago

      Andrew Bravo

    • Digitizing, Photographing, and Curating Fossils
      This forum is for discussion of tips and ideas to get good images of your fossils. It is also for discussion of what kind of additional information is needed for complete documentation to fulfill all the quality requirements for inclusion in professional databases.  Please additionally use this forum to discuss best methods for curation of private collections. Designated moderator: Jack Kallmeyer @jkallmeyer
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    • 5 years, 2 months ago

      Dr. Ronny Maik Leder

    • PaleoBlitz Forum
      This forum is for discussion and collaboration regarding PaleoBlitz events. This is social paleontology citizen science, and we need your input! Designated moderator: Victor Perez @vperez
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    • 7 years ago

      Jeanette Pirlo