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FUPS organises field trips that are open to all members. Previous expeditions have included Bone Gulch and Alcoota.10556525_10152525502797279_8778198320114311187_nPicture1

Volunteer opportunities!

The Flinders University Palaeontology preparation lab has regular volunteer days where interested folk can drop by and help us process the mountain of fossils that are collected from around the country.

  • When– Wednesdays from about 10:00 to 3:00
  • Where– Lab 123, Biology Building (near carpark 8)
  • What– Currently helping to sort small fossils from sediment, other tasks as they arise.
  • Why– We can excavate fossils faster than we can process them! One field trip can result in months of lab work. Regular volunteers also position themselves to be involved in field work, outreach activities and other events/opportunities
  • Who– You! There is no required knowledge/skills, training is on the job. Younger folk require a legal guardian to accompany them, others simply need to express an interest.

For further information contact our Preparator, Mr Carey Burke ( for details.Picture2


An expert gives an accessible and informative introduction to a particular area of palaeontology.

Work experience opportunities available.Picture6

The Flinders University Palaeontology Preparation Lab is willing to work with schools to host work experience students.

These students will generally assist around the lab but the real benefit is the exposure to higher education, academia and the University in general.

For more info contact Mr Carey Burke ( .

Diggers Shield

The annual grudge match against the Archaeology Society. Cricket training begins in the new year for a match in March. In future years it is likely that the Diggers Shield will expand to different sports, with the home team deciding which game to play.