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Joy Keys chats with Paleontologist/Geologist David Wilcots

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Paleontologist David Wilcots

David Wilcots is a geologist, paleontologist and artist living in Philadelphia where he grew up. David is a registered professional geologist in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He earned his Bachelors degree at Temple University and Masters degree in geology from Fort Hays State University in western Kansas. He has 20 years experience working as an environmental geologist and has worked for several environmental/engineering consulting companies in the 5-county region.

David's areas of practice has include; environmental property assessments, groundwater and soil contamination clean-up, well drilling supervision, subsurface investigations, storage tank management, environmental sampling, windfarm construction supervision for wind power and Brownfields redevelopment. Currently David is an independent environmental consultant professional.

David Wilcots is also a volunteer paleontologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia museum located at 19th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway. Paleontologists study fossils. He works in the dinosaur lab there which accessible to museum visitors. In addition to performing scientific work on the fossil specimens, David speaks to parents and children visitors and answers their questions about; dinosaurs, fossils and related sciences.

Mr. Wilcots had also been an expedition paleontologist in the field for the • Burke Museum of Natural History, Seattle, WA • Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, UT • The University of Utah Museum and the • American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

As an artist David creates pen & pencil illustrations and does some digital nature photograpghy.

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