Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Drawing Fossils

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with Paleontologists Karma Nanglu and Laura Soul aired May 8, 2020, as part of the Fossil Friday series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Join Karma and Laura to learn one of the most important skills for paleontologists: sketching and making observations of fossils. Grab paper and a pencil to follow along with them as they guide you through the important features to look for, how to sketch them, how to label them, and how to work out what it all means! You don't have to be a great artist (as Laura will demonstrate!) to be great at this important skill.

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Resource Type
Hands-On ActivitiesVideos and Webcasts
Grade Level
3-5, 6-8
Life Science, Paleontology