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  • From microfossils to museums: Public engagement at the University of California Museum of Paleontology

  • Lisa White, Director of Education, UC Museum of Paleontology

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My journey from photographer to paleontologist

  • My journey from photographer to paleontologist

  • Mentoring, diversity, and training the next generation of scientists

  • Life as an education director at a major research museum

  • Q&A

  • Wrap-up & survey



My early path

  • My early path

    • Grew up in San Francisco near the California Academy of Sciences
    • I was more interested in the arts than in the sciences in high school
    • Attended San Francisco State University as an undergraduate student, enrolled in a geology class the year Mt. St. Helens erupted
    • Interned at the US Geological Survey
    • Graduate school at UC Santa Cruz
    • Returned to San Francisco State as a professor in 1990
    • Appointed Director of Education at the UCMP in 2012






Varves record seasonal blooms



International Ocean Discovery program, http://iodp.tamu.edu/

  • International Ocean Discovery program, http://iodp.tamu.edu/

  • Operates scientific ship that drills and recovers sediment cores from the ocean

  • Diatoms and other fossils are proxies to understanding the geological history of the oceans



Alaska

  • Alaska

  • Japan, China, Korea

  • Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama

  • Sakhalin Island, Russia







Geoscience trips to Utah and Navajo Nation for high school students

  • Geoscience trips to Utah and Navajo Nation for high school students

  • Southern Louisiana coastal trips focused on community resilience and disappearing lands post-Katrina

  • Trips to Montana, Wyoming, and to Yellowstone National Park

  • Trips to Lassen Volcanic and Yosemite National Parks



















My current path

  • My current path

    • As a museum education director my duties are wide-ranging
    • Connect research and collections to subjects of interest to educators and the public
    • Draw from my personal and educational experiences to shape current training programs
    • Partner with diverse urban
    • and youth populations to
    • raise awareness of the
    • natural world and changing
    • environments.


Feel free to ask me any questions!

  • Feel free to ask me any questions!



This concludes the presentation. Thanks!

  • This concludes the presentation. Thanks!

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