Do you love fossils and dinosaurs? Let us introduce you to Myria Perez, a paleontology-obsessed kid who grew up to get her dream job! Myria is a 24 year old fossil preparator, which means she prepares fossils to study and display in museums. She shares her journey of how a visit to her local museum set her on the path to follow her dino dreams.
GET IN TOUCH WITH MYRIA!
Myria LOVES talking with kids who want to be paleontologists or fossil preparators. She's given us permission to share her email with our listeners!
Email Myria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell her Tumble sent you!
IN THE FOSSIL LAB WITH STYLE
You can't see it in the podcast, but Myria is a dino fashion icon. Move over, safari hats and multi-pocketed vests! Check out Myria's enamel pinned apron and dino mask!
Perhaps the best "ugly" Christmas sweater ever:
Look at little Myria practicing fossil prep in Mary Janes! Can you see her dino sweatshirt!?
Finally, here's Myria at work, cutting a plaster cast off a fossil. She has much more on her Instagram, to explore with help from a grownup.
FOSSIL PREP FROM YOUR KITCHEN
MYRIA'S FAVORITE PALEONTOLOGY CHANNEL
Myria loves the PBS show Eons. It has episodes not just about dinosaurs, but everything about discovering ancient life! Here's a good dino one to get you started.
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