Webcast | Inside the Smithsonian’s Fossil Prep Lab


Fossil Preparator Michelle Pinsdorf.

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Featuring Fossil Preparator Michelle Pinsdorf

Meet Michelle Pinsdorf, fossil preparator at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever wondered how scientists decipher the information encrypted in fossils? Every fossil is a time capsule containing a record of events that happened on Earth thousands or millions of years ago. Michelle cleans and prepares fossils to better expose them for study and display. See how she carefully preserves fossils to maintain their value far into the future. Consider how art and fossil preparation go hand in hand.”

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