Thursday December 1st

Travel day – Arrival at Gainesville Regional Airport

Pick up provided by hotel shuttle
Call hotel once arrived in Gainesville (352-376-1661) to request shuttle.

Staying at the Holiday Inn
Address: 250 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601

Friday December 2nd

8:30 am – Walk from the Holiday Inn to Dickinson Hall – Walking directions attached

9:00 am -9:30 am – Coffee and Greetings – Classroom 371

9:30 am – 10:00 am – Group divides into two groups (10 people per group)

Invertebrate Paleontology Collection Tour

Lead by Michelle Barboza-Ramirez

Vertebrate & Paleobotany Collection TourLead by Victor Perez

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Groups swap collection

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Coffee Break

Coffee and snacks will be provided in Class 371

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Teacher Presentations – Classroom 371

5-minute individual presentations on GABI-RET’s impact on your teaching, lessons created based on your experience, and your students’ reaction to the fossils you brought back.

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch

Director’s Conference Room and Dickinson Patio (weather permitting)

Help Jeanette bring GABI Fossils upstairs to classroom

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Classroom 371

GABI Fossils

Identification activity and discussion by Dr. Bruce MacFadden

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – Break

Coffee and snacks will be provided in lass 371

4:15 pm -5:15 pm – Friday Afternoon Seminar

GABI RET: Great American Biotic Interchange Research Experience for Teachers

By: Dr. Bruce MacFadden

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Break – Biology Department Beer Social (optional)

Dickinson Hall Courtyard; bring cash (optional)

6:00 pm -8:00 pm – Dinner Reception Dickinson Hall Lobby

Informal reception

Saturday December 3rd

Field Work at Montbrook

People not staying at the Holiday Inn can park their car at the Holiday Inn below. Please bring flip-flops in case of muddy conditions and you’d like to change shoes on the way back.  Please be on-time, vans will depart at the times specified below:

VAN #1: Sean Moran
Departs from Holiday Inn Parking Lot
9:00 AM
VAN #2: Jeff Gage
Departs from Holiday Inn Parking Lot
9:00 AM

Estimated Arrival Time 10 am

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Field Work

Digging for fossils

Lead by Graduate Students and Dr. Bruce MacFadden

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch provided in the Field (Panera: variety of sandwiches, chips, drinks and cookies)

3:00 pm – Ride back to Powell Hall

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fossil Hall Tour lead by Dr. Bruce MacFadden

Ride back to the hotel after tour

This concludes our weekend’s events.

Dinner will be informal; to be arranged by guests

Sunday, December 4th

Travel day – Depart from Gainesville Regional Airport – Flight leaves at 2:54pm

Pick up provided by Holiday Inn Shuttle Service – Take shuttle from hotel no later than 1:30pm

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