The Fossil Study Rock  and Living Fossil Trees   


   Dr. Steve Westrop video conference with the                      Roger Burkhalter helps setup the video
   third graders at Greenwood Elementary.                            conference for Sam Noble to Greenwood

Video Conferences

Dr. Steve Westrop, Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology - Sam Noble Museum - [email protected]

Dr. Bryon Tapp, University of Tulsa, Associate Professor of Geosciences - [email protected]

Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena,Calif.

Dr. Julie M. Chang Ph.D. Geologist IV - Okla. Geological Survey - [email protected]

Roger Burkhalter, Sam Noble Museum  - [email protected]

Dr. Molly Yunker, Education Outreach Coordinator - Oklahoma Geological Survey - [email protected]

Dr. Nicholas Czaplewski, Curator Vertebrate Paleontology - Sam Noble Museum - [email protected]

Dr. Cameron Siler, Curator of Herpology - Sam Noble Museum - [email protected]

The above educators can help you with a video conferences. Darryl "Dusty" Rhoads and Sally Brasel will give a lecture to the students. The student will write the questions and a teacher forwards the question to the above educators. 


The Cherokee Rock Hound is on the trail of adventure. Sniffing out web sites and contacts for the Educators and Rock Hounds. Leading us to new exciting fines and information. 

For example:

Black Cat Mt. Trilobites


Association of Applied Paleontogical Sciences AAPS


University of Arkansas - Professor Van Brahana, Ph.D. Dept. of Geosciences


American Geological Institute


Science Museum of Oklahoma


Tulsa Geological Society

Sam Noble Museum Of Natural History - Fossil Identification


 Kyle E. Murray, OGS Hydrogeologist

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Oklahoma Department of Mines

The Ventures (Telstar/The Lonely Bull)

The Rock is just more than Two Rocks for Study

Darryl "Dusty" Rhoads and Sally Brasel are the project managers of The Fossil Study Rock and Living Fossil Trees. Also see us on face book. 

Oklahomans now have a one-stop shop to find out all they need to know about saving monarch butterflies and how they might pitch in on the effort.

This weekend, the more than 40 conservation organizations that founded the Oklahoma Monarch & Pollinator Collaborative in 2016 launched a singular voice with its Okies for Monarchs campaign. The gateway website — — is now live, as is itsFacebook page.

“This launch is to say, ‘Hello, Oklahoma, we’re here, come partner, participate and come play,’ ” said state director Mary Waller.

The site and the associated campaign is for everyone and is meant to connect, coordinate and educate anyone who has an interest in monarch butterflies and inspire those who may not know why they should care, Waller said.

MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file

Contact Information:

Sam Noble of Museum Natural History

[email protected]


Geological Enterprises

[email protected]


D.W. Correll Museum

[email protected]

Elizabeth Rader

Certified on the Lunar Rocks from NASA

[email protected]


Web Locations for Educational Resources

Geological Enterprise

Sam Noble Musuem of Natural History

The Elsing Museum

Cimarron Hestitage Center

University of Oklahoma Faculty Senate


Oklahoma Geological Survey

National Geographic

Geoscience News & Information

Arizona Night Skies by Grant Curtis

 Natural Delights Rock Shop

 Minerals in a Region

U S and Canadian Fossil Sites

 The Fossil Guy

 Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society

Museum of the Red River

 Timberlake Rose Rock Mueseum

Oklahoma on Pinterest

Rocks/Fossils that Hilda Brackin's Pinned

U.S. Geological Survey

 The Mineral & Gemstone Kingdom

Royal Tyrrell Museum

 The Virtual Fossil Museum

 The Oklahoma City Geological Foundation

Dinosaurs & MoreMeteorite, Minerals, Fossil Gallery

 Black Hills Instituteof Geological Research, Inc.

 NSU College of Mathematics, Science and Nursing


Science Kids

Fun Science &  technology for kids

Science Museum of Oklahoma

Tulsa Geological Society

Fort Worth Museum of Natural History