Two Paleobiology students searching for fossils.
Paleobiology students searching for fossils in Blue Springs, Mississippi

Renee Clary

The Principles of Paleobiology (GG 4203) class collects Cretaceous fossils in Blue Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Clary's  GG 4203 Principles of Paleobiology class collected Cretaceous fossils in Blue Springs, Mississippi. George Phillips, Curator of Paleontology at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Sciences, joined the excursion as a guest leader. Some of the most interesting finds included crabs and other crustaceans, bryozoans, oysters, gastropods, and shark's teeth.

Dr. Renee Clary specializes in geoscience education, and researches the optimization of science learning in informal, online, and traditional classroom settings. She and the late Professor Jim Wandersee pioneered research on US fossil parks. Dr. Clary also conducts research in environmental geochemistry, invertebrate paleontology, and micropaleontology.

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