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May 27, 2021

Love science and conservation? Want to discover new ways to protect our species? Elle Kaye chats with guests who work within the science genre, but whose job titles may need a little unpacking. Strap in for entomology, taxidermy, diaphonization, pet remains, human pathology and all those that work with specimens.

In episode 017, Elle chats with Alex about his love for dinosaurs and how this led to him becoming a professional palaeontologist. He discusses some of the work he undertakes as Fitzpatrick chair of Palaeontology at the museum of Minnesota, but also some of the field work and external projects he has embarked on in the pursuit of discovery.

Alex Hastings Socials

Early Blog from Science Museum

Titanoboa - Largest Snake

TPT TV Feature

Alex's Palaeontology work in Minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota

Interview with Alex about his role at the Museum

PBS Feature

Age of the Dinosaurs Fossil Finding Facebook group for Northern Minnesota

­Elle Kaye Socials

Specimens Pod


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