Social Media and Public Talks


Speaker and Public Appearances

Introduce your audience to the fascinating world of dinosaur tracks and trace fossils! Give your guests a sneak peek into the lives of dinosaurs!

For speaker requests, availability, and rates, please use the Contact page.


Selected Science Outreach Activities:

2012–Present    Science blog “Strange Woman Standing in Mud, Looking at Birds”. Topics: field paleontology, vertebrate ichnology, avian and dinosaur track research, science communication, ethical fossil management.

2012–Present   Twitter Account @Lisavipes, discussing fossil heritage management, ethics, and vertebrate fossil management, science communication.
Twitter Game: #NameThatTrack, where people guess the source of footprints
Twitter #SciArt Outreach: #BirdGlamour, where eye cosmetics are used to highlight bird diversity.

May 2018         Curator for @SfPRocur, Science for Progress Twitter account (

Nov 2017          Curator for @realscientists Twitter account ( for Paleontology Week, November 12–18.

Feb 2017           Curator for @Biotweeps Twitter account (, science outreach tweets by biologists, February 13–18.

Feb 2017          Monthly Featured Scientist, Women in STEM, Department of Ladyology Blog by Dr. Lauren Drogos,

Feb 2011          Science Fair Judge, Grades 4–8, Tumbler Ridge Secondary School.

May 2004        Professional development day, presentations and curriculum materials on dinosaurs and geology for teachers of School District 59. Tumbler Ridge Elementary School, Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.

Feb 2003         Guest Lecturer for Geology/Paleontology 276 ‘Dinosaurs’ class. Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota.

Selected Seminars, Invited Lectures, and Delegations:

Apr 2017         “Dinosaur tracks and behavior: an ichnology view into the lives of dinosaurs.” Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Speaker series.

Oct 2017          “The Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site and Rediscovering British Columbia’s Fossil Heritage.” Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Annual General Meeting Invited Speaker.

Mar 2017         “New research on Early Cretaceous dinosaur tracks from the Gething Formation of northeast British Columbia: the Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site.” Kamloops Exploration Group Invited Speaker.

Nov 2012          Resolving Cretaceous avian ichnotaxonomy using multivariate statistical analyses. Qijiang International dinosaur tracks symposium, Chongqing Municipality, November 30.

May 2012          Perspectives on the protective status of fossil track resources of western Canada. Turkmenistan Symposium, Turkmenibat.

Nov 2009          P.R.P.R.C. 2008 Field Results (British Columbia’s first complete dinosaur), invited delegation to the Peace River Regional District Meeting, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Nov 2009          “Applications of digitization to palaeontology”, Dialogue on Northern Digitization meeting, Fort St. John.

Jun 2007          “Palaeontology of northeastern British Columbia”. Guest speaker with Dr. Richard McCrea at the Northern Rural Physicians of British Columbia Conference, Fort St. John, British Columbia.

Mar 2006          “Recent vertebrate palaeontological finds near the Tumbler Ridge area”, Guest speaker at the University of Alberta Palaeontological Society First Bi-annual Symposium, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, March 4.

Oct 2004          “A Career in Vertebrate Palaeontology”, Guest speaker for the Quantum Leaps Conference, J. L. Crowe, Trail, British Columbia, October 28.

Sep 2004          “Dinosaur Hunting in British Columbia”, Guest speaker with Richard McCrea, Grande Prairie Regional College Speaker Series, Grande Prairie, Alberta, September 30.

Apr 2004          “Excavation of British Columbia’s first dinosaur and other palaeontological activities in the Tumbler Ridge Area”, Keynote speaker with Richard McCrea, Edmonton Geological Society Annual General Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, April 24.