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 -

Dr. Bryon Tapp, University of Tulsa, Associate Professor of Geosciences -

Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena,Calif.

Dr. Julie M. Chang Ph.D. Geologist IV - Okla. Geological Survey -

Roger Burkhalter, Sam Noble Museum  -

Dr. Molly Yunker, Education Outreach Coordinator - Oklahoma Geological Survey -

Dr. Nicholas Czaplewski, Curator Vertebrate Paleontology - Sam Noble Museum -

Dr. Cameron Siler, Curator of Herpology - Sam Noble Museum -

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. By next year we hope to have video feed on the Monarch migration, Hummingbirds, hatching of the Martins and Blue Birds.

Okies for Monarchs

The Collaborative’ s focus is to advance best-practice tools and activities to tackle those efforts

that are more difficult and/or costly – such as land management, cultural and policy issues –
with the collective goal of change to support monarch-friendly habitat and mindset in the state
for decades to come. The final plan includes over 150 individual actions across land use sectors and supporting activities.

Get to know the Okies for Monarchs website and share it with your community. The site
highlights real ways Oklahomans can help the monarchs, such as: planting a pollinator garden,
making a pledge (commitment to one or more activities), encouraging mayors to take the
pledge, participating in a tagging event and using links to follow or report species sightings in
our state.


Web Locations for Educational Resources

Geological Enterprise

Sam Noble Museum 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

Fort Worth Museum of Natural History