A new programme from the YNHM. Giving students training experience of public and private sector palaeontology in a professional environment. Includes the fundamentals of laboratory work, specimen digitisation, curation and fieldwork.
Sponsored by Neo Jurassica, our commercial palaeontology partner.
Are you a university student studying palaeontology or another relevant course? Consider asking your professor to utilise the public lab in the museum, a facility well equipped to educate up to 12 students at a time in preparation work.
The public laboratory run by Neo Jurassica is the only one of its kind in Europe. Situated at the Yorkshire Natural History Museum, our team of palaeontologists and preparators can offer a more sophisticated university level course for prospective palaeo-preparators. While our courses are suitable for everyone, i.e. there's no need for any prior experience or knowledge on fossils, we can tailor the lesson to any level of expertise. We can also offer a hands off approach where we let you and your coursemates enjoy the lab time, and hopefully help your faculty with resource management.
Our standard course comprises of using an air scribe to extract an ammonite (usually Dactylioceras commune) from a nodule. Our laboratory technicians teach the techniques that enable the public to independently to prepare fossils, but if you have a specific fossil that needs prep work, such as for an undergrad thesis, we have the time, tools and expertise available to assist you.
Contact us via email or telephone for a quote and lesson plan.
Disabled access is limited. Neo Jurassica will not be liable for any damages incurred by individuals who break our laboratory safety guidelines. Student Laboratory Training Sessions not available to under 18s.