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Bring the Florida Museum to you! Take a virtual tour through the “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land” exhibit with Florida Museum youth outreach coordinator, Alberto Lopez and Dr. Bruce MacFadden, curator of vertebrate paleontology and director of the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Go back through geological time and witness the fossil history of Florida during the Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs in this 360° virtual tour, while investigating how scientists learn about paleoclimates through fossils.

Topic: Horse Fossils: Evolution and Climate Change

Speaker: Dr. Bruce MacFadden

On the UF Faculty since 1977,  Dr. MacFadden is currently a distinguished professor at the Florida Museum. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University, with a specialization in paleontology.

He is the author of 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1992 book on Fossil Horses (Cambridge) and has been principal investigator on more than 50 external grants, mostly from the National Science Foundation totaling nearly $40 million. In 2009-2010 he was a Program Officer in the Education Directorate at NSF and in 2015-2016 was a Visiting Scientist at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education in California.


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