Paleoaerie provides professionally vetted information on Arkansas, fossils, evolution, the nature of science, as well as educational techniques and tools to teach them to educators of all types, their students, and the public at large. The site serves as a portal to web resources and provides periodic essays on evolutionary topics, book reviews, and notifications of events in and around Arkansas. Dinosaurs will play a prominent role due to their enormous popular appeal and can serve as a jumping off point to discuss a variety of biological topics.
Why Paleoaerie? AERIE stands for Arkansas Educational Resource Initiative for Evolution. But talking about evolution without talking about fossils is somewhat like talking about teaching without ever seeing the inside of a classroom. Arkansas is not known for an abundance of fossils, but we actually have a diverse array of fossils, from microbes and plants to crinoids and trilobites to mastodons, mosasaurs, and yes, even dinosaurs. The study of fossils of course, is known as PALEOntology.
The image to the right is of the only known dinosaur found in Arkansas, as seen at the Arkansas Geological Survey.
The site is currently under construction and will be greatly improved and expanded as we progress. If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to be kept informed about progress on the website, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@paleoaerie), or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.