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If you’ve come to this site as a teacher, we hope you’ll find productive links to sites that will help you in your work, both through enhancing your background and through offering you teaching modules and ideas. If you’ve come to this site as a student, we hope you’ll find this an easy to use gateway to a host of interesting and authoritative sites. If you’re just browsing, welcome to the world of vertebrate paleontology, and prepare to be taken for a journey in time and space.

Consider visiting the SPNHC website to see what The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections is doing.

The following sites are designed to highlight the processes of science in general and evolutionary science in particular:

In 2002, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, The Paleontological Society, and the American Geological Institute published a book that focused on the processes of science as demonstrated through the study of the dinosaurs. To find out more about the book and how to order it, see Dinosaurs: The Science Behind the Stories.

To follow current efforts to undermine the teaching of evolution, and the responses of scientists and educators to these attacks, visit the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) website.

Educators, several sites now present dozens of exciting (and tested) activities and lesson plans for bringing paleontology into your teaching, from college to kindergarten:

Here are some websites that will quickly connect you with the best university and museum paleontology websites for paleontology content:

Here are sites that will connect you with field opportunities, particularly ongoing projects looking for volunteers:

As your paleontological and evolutionary questions develop, here are the homepages of a variety of other important scientific societies: