GABI RET 2015 – Wrap Up Agenda

Thursday December 3rd

Travelers arrive
Those arriving at Orlando International Airport, pick up provided by Sean Moran and Claudia Grant (using the brand new Museum van!)

Staying at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites
Address: 2900 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608

www.paramountplaza.com

Friday December 4th

8:15
Ride from Paramount Plaza to Dickinson Hall – Ride provided by Jeff Gage

8:30-9:00
Coffee and Greetings

9:00-10:30
Paleobotany Activities

Peels of fossils from Panama
Lead by Nate Jud
Unwrapping and sorting fossils from Panama
Lead by Nate Jud

10:30–11:00
Coffee Break
Coffee and snacks will be provided in Bruce’s office – Vertebrate Paleontology Range

11:00–1:00
Vertebrate Paleontology Collection Activities
Group divides into 3 sub-groups and rotate

VP Prep Lab

Microfossil Preparation

Specimens from Thomas Farm
Lead by Ian Cannon

VP Collection

Fossil Preparation

Specimens from Nebraska
Lead by Sean Moran

DCR

Fossil Identification

Specimens from Nebraska
Lead by Sean Moran

1:00-2:00
Lunch
Director’s Conference Room and Dickinson Patio (weather permitting)

2:00–3:00
Teacher’s Presentations on Lessons Developed and post-Panama Classroom Experiences
Carr Library

3:00-3:30

Bruce MacFadden’s talk on the connections between Panama, Thomas Farm and Nebraska and some thoughts on moving forward.

3:30- 4:30
K-5 Lesson brainstorming and development on fossils from Capitola Beach

4:30
Ride back to the hotel provided by Jeff Gage

6:00–10:00
Dinner

Club House at SW 14th Dr.

Walking Distance from the hotel

Saturday December 5th

Field Work at Thomas Farm

People not staying at the Paramount Plaza can park their car at either location below:
Please arrive a few minutes early, vans will depart ON TIME.

VAN #One  7:30
Sean Moran
Departs from Paramount Plaza Hotel
VAN #Two 8:00
Jeff Gage
Departs from Publix
14130 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL  32669

Estimated Arrival Time 9am

9-12
Field Work & Screen-washing
Group divides into 2 sub-groups and then swap.

Digging for fossils

Lead by PhD Student Sharon Holte

Screen-washing

Lead by Sean Moran

12:00–1:00
Lunch (Panera)

1:00
Ride to Florida Museum Powell Hall

2:30–4:30
Florida Museum of Natural History – Exhibits Tour

Lead by Bruce MacFadden

4:30
Ride to the hotel

Free night

Sunday December 6th

Travelers return home. We provide car rentals for those flying out of MCO.

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