(SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19)
Come join us as we take our show in the road!
March 6-8, 2020
Come join Paleofest at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois! We will celebrate all things prehistoric with the 22nd annual PaleoFest, featuring speakers from around the world and awesome activities for the adult scientist all the way to the budding young paleontologist.
Dr. Morhardt will be presenting at 1:30p on Sunday, March 8th. Talk title: "Teenage Triceratops: what DIDN'T they know? (Spoilers--a lot)."
SCIFEST: THE GREAT OUTDOORS EXPO
April 18, 2020
Visit the St. Louis Science Center, and discover a deeper appreciation for the great outdoors at this free event! Visit with STEM experts and organizations focused on living and working outside. Find new outdoor hobbies and activities you can engage in and enjoy. Check out special agriculture-related activities and experiences in our outdoor GROW gallery!
IoDino Lab will have an outreach table devoted to on-going fossil research being conducted right here in St. Louis! Hope to see you there!
SCIFEST: MEGA MONSTERS
May 1, 2020
Celebrate filmmaking and movie monsters with classic monster movies! Learn about monster bioligy, special effects, editing, directing, costuming and more by giving it a try. This evening will feature the third annual film competition presented by the Science Center and Cinema St. Louis. Screen entries and enjoy backstage access to movie magic!
This event also welcomes the Living Earth Collaborative members for a special presentation about outreach collaborations. IoDino Lab will be spearheading this effort, along with SLSC staff.
SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY SYMPOSIUM: FRONTIERS IN PALEONEUROLOGY AND NEUROSENSORY EVOLUTIONS
October 14-17, 2020
Conveners: Drs. Alan Turner and Amy Balanoff
Rapid advances in the fields of neuroanatomy and neurosensory evolution and their increasingly common incorporation into studies of fossil material in the form of endocasts makes now a critical time to assess the state of paleoneurological research—where we are and where we are headed. This symposium will highlight contemporary paleoneurological studies, focusing on: the integration of endocast studies with the broader neuroscience community; cutting edge imaging techniques and extending work to stem lineages; understanding ontogenetic effects on phylogenetic patterns; and how neuroanatomy changes during the adaptive radiations/ecological transitions witnessed in the fossil record.
Dr. Morhardt is an invited symposium speaker and will present:
"The good, the bad, and the unossified: current trends in interpreting cranial endocasts of non-encephalized vertebrate groups."