Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium

March 29, 2012 by  

On Saturday, April 14th, 2012, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will be hosting its 5th Annual Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium at the Burke Museum, located at 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street in Seattle, Washington. Early registration is required for this event and a timeline of the day will be provided at that time, on pamphlets and programs printed by local print companies.

This symposium, put on by the Burke Museum at the University of Washington, will include posters, workshops, platform presentations, roundtable discussions, and local field trips. Through this symposium, Burke Museum hopes to create a better understanding of the world their participants live in and how exploring and understanding from the past and the future will not only benefit the community, but themselves as well. This symposium is one of the best in the area and guests will find it both interesting and rewarding. This will be a memorable event for those who are interested in paleontology and archeology but also those wanting to learn more about the world around them.

Workshops will include topics such as working with the latest archeological and paleontological technology, illustration skills, and skills for preparation and presentation of finds. Not only this, but on Sunday, April 15th, there will be the opportunity to visit the Racehorse Creek landslide, east of Bellingham, Washington where participants are invited to collect plant and invertebrate fossils with the help of expert guides.

Digital business cards and/or digital flyers are available from the Burke Museum’s website, as is pricing for each part of this symposium. This symposium requires advanced registration. To reserve your spot or find out more about the symposium, please contact Jessica Cima at the University of Washington at 206-685-3039.