Network for Neotropical Biogeography 4 Conference (NNB4) at STRI
International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference at University of California, San Francisco
February 28-March 8
Spring Break Trip to Panama
26th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in Las Vegas
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 30th Annual Meeting hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History
Feb 15 – 18
NAPC: North American Paleontological Convention
Information for PCP PIRE Participants
March 1 – 8
Spring Break: Cenozoic Vertebrates of the Neotropics
Faculty and students go to Panama for a week of field work in the Canal zone
March 19 – 21
63rd Annual Conference of the Center for Latin American Studies
Aug. 10 – 14
PCP PIRE All Hands Meeting, Fort Robinson, Nebraska
Aug. 15 – 17
Panama Canal Centennial Celebration, University of Florida
Check out the publication by the George A. Smathers Libraries of 100 Years of the Panama Canal – Celebrating the Centennial 1914-2014, featuring an article by Drs. Aaron Wood and Bruce MacFadden.
PCP PIRE Exhibits at Canal Zone Day at the Florida Museum of Natural History
January 26, 2013
Feb. 11-15, 2013
Talks and Docent Training
Parque Explora- Medellin, Colombia
Mar. 1-9, 2013
Spring Break Dig
April 6-10, 2013
The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sept. 10-12, 2013
PCP PIRE All Hands Meeting
Panama City, Panama
Download Poster Session
Jan. 13, 2012
Late Quaternary of the Neotropics | Gainesville, FL
Ben Passey Clumped Isotope Seminar | Gainesville, FL
PCP PIRE Principal Investigators Meeting | Panama
April 28-29, 2012
USA Science & Engineering Festival | Washington DC
May 11, 2012
Girls Scouts Program | Gainesville, FL
Meet the Paleontologists: Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway exhibit and Cast making
October 17-20, 2012
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting | Raleigh, NC
Meeting will feature a topical symposium of great significance to PIRE-PCP participants. Vertebrate Paleontology in the Northern Neotropics: Cradle and Museum of Evolution Across Geological Time – Jason Head and Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra.
Nov. 1, 2012
PaleoClim Workshop | Gainesville, FL
Nov. 1-2, 2012
All Hands Meeting | Gainesville, FL
Nov. 4-7, 2012
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting | Charlotte, NC
PCP-PIRE will host the following topical session:
Divided oceans and connected continents: Advances in geology and paleontology of the Tropical Americas – Download Flyer
Dec. 7-9, 2012
K12 California Teachers Round Up Session
Santa Cruz, California
April 1, 2011
Talk at the Thomas Farm fossil dig
Aldo Rincon gave a report on “New Early Miocene Vertebrate Fossils from Panama” at the Hummingbird Challenge VII at Thomas Farm on April 1. The Hummingbird Challenge is an annual fossil dig sponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History. Volunteers from around the U.S. (and sometimes from around the world) gather at the 18-million-year-old Thomas Farm locality to help scientists find fossils and learn about current research led by museum scientists.
April 16, 2011
Fossils exhibition at “Can you dig it?”
Alex Hastings, Aldo Rincon, Carly Manz, and Luz Helena Oviedo participated in this April 16 event at the Florida Museum of Natural History organized by the UF Department of Geological Science and the Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society. The general public enjoyed looking at and learning from Floridian and Panamanian fossils.
May 1, 2011
Talk at the University of Panama
Approximately 80 students from the University of Panama attended a talk given by Catalina Pimiento on May 1st. The seminar focused on the PCP-PIRE and Catalina’s research on Megalodon.
May 14, 2011
Talk at the Southwest Florida Fossil Club
Fossil lovers and members of the Southwest Florida Fossil Club enjoyed a talk on Panama Canal fossils by Aldo Rincon on May 14th. He gave a presentation about the paleontological work in Panama including his research and findings on early Miocene camels. Aldo is the recipient of the 2011 Mitchell Hope Vertebrate Scholarship presented by the fossil club as a result of the talk.
May 21, 2011
Presentation at the Calvert Marine Museum
Catalina Pimiento gave a talk at Maryland’s Calvert Marine Museum on May 21st. The presentation to the museum’s fossil club was titled “Giant Shark Babies from Panama.” This lecture was part of the museum’s PEM Talks series on Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History and it was funded by the University of Florida and the Clarissa and Lincoln Dryden Endowment for Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum.
June 22, 2011
“Paleontology in Panama” by Carlos Jaramillo
Carlos Jaramillo gave the talk “Paleontology in Panama” on June 22. This talk was part of the “Centennial talks” at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) as part of its celebration of a hundred years of work in Panama.
July 16, 2011
Central America Visitor Centers Network visits Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
On July 16, members of the Central America Visitor Centers Network visited the facilities of the Center of Tropical Paleoecology and Archaeology at STRI to learn about research conducted there. Catalina Pimiento, PCP PIRE PhD student, toured them through the facility and spoke with scientists, students and interns about their studies.
Several members of the CAVCN have expressed interest in working with CTPA and the PCP PIRE as a result of this visit. Ana Rosa Caballero, who is interested in palynology (the study of pollen), will start volunteering at CAVCN very soon. Members of the Museo del Canal Interoceánico have also asked about collaborating.
August 24, 2011
Megalodon at STRI Centennial Talk
Catalina Pimiento will participate at the Centennial Talk in the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on August 24th. The talk-entitled “Megalodon, y otros tiburones ancestrales de Panamá”- will target the general public in Panama.
September 16, 2011
2011 All Hands Meeting, Panamá
October 5, 2011
Carlos Jaramillo participated in the first TEDx Event in Panama on October 5.