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.
Titans exhibitOpen now! Atrium Gallery, Pollak Library, Cal State FullertonSee OC’s original Titans, including mammoths, mastodons, dinosaurs, and whales, and learn about prehistoric cultures that date back 10,000 years. Learn about current research being conducted by CSUF students.  _____________________ 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!
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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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.
Cooper Center Receives Collections Improvement Grant
Orange County's Past
The Cooper Center just received an award for a substantial NSF grant for paleo collections improvement from the Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) program. It will fund museum cabinets, other infrastructure, supplies, and four students to curate and store the materials in the cabinets under the supervision of Meredith Rivin with guidance from Jere Lipps and Jim Parham. This will go a long way towards organizing those parts of the collection that consist of prepared and loose specimens and properly storing them.  We are very happy and look forward to getting this project underway in the next month or so.