The Mammoth Site® is going behind-the-scenes and showcasing our employees By: Bethany Cook
The Mammoth Site® is going behind-the-scenes and showcasing our employees. We would like to introduce Justin Wilkins, In-Situ Bonebed Curator and Secondary Educator. March 24, 2016 will mark 8 years at the Site for Justin. Justin’s education is a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Biology from the University of Cincinnati and is currently working on a Masters in Paleontology with a focus from the late Pleistocene vertebrate fauna of Santa Rosa from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Justin was the Assistant In-Situ Bonebed Curator and November 2011 he became the In-Situ Bonebed Curator.
I was able to sit and interview Justin and ask him some questions about his career at The Mammoth Site and his life outside the Site.
What is your favorite part about The Mammoth Site?
“My favorite part is The Bonebed and fieldwork. I also enjoy getting to know new people.”
What do you enjoy most about your work?
“I get to work with fossils every day, and do research. I enjoy teaching grades 6th through high school and also teaching the interns and volunteers that come to the Site.”
What are your hobbies?
“Paleontology, fishing, hunting, drawing, hiking, playing video games, martial arts, and I recently started taking dancing lessons.”