Paleontological Training Program @ The Smithsonian

The Department of Paleobiology of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History promotes a paleontological training program designed to interested members of the public, that offers a 10-lecture course on the following main topics: introduction to geology, evolution, fossils, and the history of life. Graduates will receive special consideration when applying to volunteer positions at the Department.

Classes are limited to 20 students, and will be held once a week on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 pm starting March 16th, 2017 and continue to May 18th. There is a $200 fee and each student will earn a certificate of completion.

For further details on the 2017 Paleontological Training Program of the Department of Biology of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History click here. All queries and registrations should be send to Thomas F. Jorstad at the Paleobiology Information Officer. His e-mail is

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)