Ryan Ridder, 2016

I am now a mammal paleontology graduate student at the KU Biodiversity Institute, working under Christopher Beard. I study an assemblage of mammals from a particular site in southern Wyoming called Twelvemile Basin, which represents a period of time roughly eight million years after the non-avian dinosaurs went extinct. Currently I am one of three David B. Jones Fellows in Vertebrate Paleontology. I try to do as much outreach as I can, speaking at elementary schools and creating activities for public events associated with the KU Natural History Museum and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I also established a "Be a Paleontologist" merit badge activity for local Girl Scouts. In my spare time I am attempting to write a book about mammal evolution for a general audience. 


Museum Events

First National African American Quilt Convention
July 12-15, 2017
TBD, Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.naaqc.org/

Educator Open House at Museum at Prairiefire
Thursday, August 24 | 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Preview the upcoming educational programs offered by Prairiefire field trips and explore the exhibit halls
RSVP to Tim Shaban by August 21
tim@museumatpf.org | 913-333-3551

Teacher Appreciation Night
September 28 | 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Truman Presidential Museum
500 W. U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO
More than 20 museums across the region will be present to help teachers craft lessons and offer their resources.
Free to all educators
 

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