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Paleontology Portal
A resource for anyone interested in paleontology.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


The Paleontology Portal is a resource for anyone interested in paleontology -- from the student to the expert to the general public. The site was produced by the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the United States Geological Survey, with the support of the National Science Foundation.
This engaging site is attractively designed and easily navigated. Users can access any of the main areas from the front page or search for links and images using the search tool. A site tour is available for first time users.

Whether you are an expert or a novice, the Paleontology Portal has something to grab your interest. The interactive map of North America in the Exploring Time and Space area allows users to learn more about the geology and paleontology of any U.S. state, Canadian province, and region of Mexico, or explore by geological time period. There is a gallery for viewing fossil images and learning more about fossils found in North America. The site includes plants, fungi, vertebrates, bacteria, and vertebrates. Another interactive map of North America in the Flora and Fauna encourages users to learn about significant fossil finds by viewing slide shows and other information. Teachers will appreciate the resource section with maps, fact sheets, classroom activities, courses, and lectures. Other resources include career information, maps, field guides, images collections, publications, and curriculum, as well as a section of interviews with working paleontologists.


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