About the Author

David Wilcots, P.G. founded Dinosaurs Fossils and Adventures in December of 2014. David is a geologist, paleontologist and artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  He is an active member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (http://vertpaleo.org/), the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society (http://dvps.essentrix.net/) and the Philadelphia Geological Society (http://www.philageo.org/), and is a registered professional geologist in the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware.  Mr. Wilcots holds a BS degree in geology from Temple University in Philadelphia and an MS Degree in geology from Fort Hays State University in western Kansas.  His Master’s Thesis was a study of fossil North American rhinoceroses from the Miocene period. 

David has over 20 years experience working as an environmental geologist and has worked for several environmental/engineering consulting companies in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey area.  He has over 30 years experience collecting fossils. David is a docent and volunteer paleontologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University museum, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He volunteers in the museum’s dinosaur lab which is accessible to museum visitors.  In addition to performing scientific work on the fossil specimens, he speaks to parents and children visitors and answers their questions about dinosaurs, fossils and related sciences.  David is also a volunteer expedition paleontologist for the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington.  As part of the Burke Museum’s expedition team he discovers and collects fossils for the museum’s research collection.   David has also been an expedition paleontologist for the following institutions; the Utah Geological Survey in Salt Lake City, Utah; the University of Utah Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah; and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.



David has been featured on blog radio on the Joy Keys Show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joykeys/2010/07/31/joy-keys-chats-with-paleontologistgeologist-david-wilcots) which aired in July of 2010.  Mr. Wilcots has also been featured on the Discovery Channel in the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership DVD entitled “Life in the Age of the Dinosaurs” in 2012.  He has given presentations about fossils at schools and has presented at S.T.E.M. programs for young people.