Daring to Dig: Women in Paleontology

Daring to Dig: Women in Paleontology Live Panel

The field of paleontology has been greatly shaped by women despite encountering resistance at every level required for success in the profession. The work of achieving equity in paleontology is still ongoing, but in the 21st century, paleontology is becoming a more welcoming science for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, or ability. Our panel of eminent women paleontologists shared their experiences, challenges and inspiration for the next generation of girls to pursue careers in science and paleontology. This discussion was geared towards middle and high school girls, their families and educators. 

Watch the archived discussion below, this was recorded on October 26, 2021. https://youtu.be/igvsh2Fbayg

This panel is a complement to the exhibit Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology, on display at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY until December 2021 and available online at DaringtoDig.org.

An evening with a new ancestor: paleo-artist John Gurche's insights into the discovery of 'Homo naledi'

Join the Paleontological Research Institution and WSKG for an evening with a new ancestor: paleo-artist John Gurche’s, insights into the discovery of Homo naledi.  John will share his journey on creating what he believes Homo naledi looked like.  Homo naledi is part of a hominid discovery that took place this past spring in South Africa.  
The reception style event will also feature regional wine and food samples from Experience the Fingerlakes, and will take place on September 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Museum of the Earth, located at 1259 Trumansburg Rd. Ithaca, NY. More information and tickets are available at priweb.org or by phone at 607-273-6623.