Celebrating Our Volunteers The Cooper Center celebrated the holiday season by saying thanks to our many volunteers. Susan Torello was recognized as our 2013 Volunteer of the Year for all her hard work and expertise in the archaeology database.  Read more here.
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Summer Internships promote research in OC collections
The Whale Graveyard The Cooper Center faculty curator, James Parham, collaborated with scientists from the Universidad de Chile and the Smithsonian at the “Cerro Ballena” site. Read more here.
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Prehistoric OCOctober 12, 2014Clark Regional ParkOnce again, Prehistoric OC will be held at Clark Park in Buena Park.  Join us for our largest event of the year! See many Native American and natural history exhibitors, have fun in the Junior Scientist Camp, learn about Orange County’s deep roots. This FREE event is fun for the whole family!
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International Researchers visit the Cooper Center In November, researchers from around the world visited the paleontology collections at the Cooper Center. They were thrilled with the amount of material that remains to be studied in the Orange County collections, and many will be returning to conduct more research.  Read more here.
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Orange County's Past
Summertime is a busy time at the Cooper Center! A total of thirteen interns from high schools, community colleges, and CSUF are working in the paleontology and archaeology labs this summer at the Cooper Center. They are working on a multitude of projects, including curating archaeology, historic, and paleontology sites and localities, educational outreach, geolocating paleontology localities, artistic reconstructions of ancient environments, research on Paleocene and Eocene plants, and reconstructing fault displacements of paleontology localities.
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