The 2022 James Moore Memorial Palaeontology Prize was awarded to Sara Roesler and Dennis Schofield, who received funding to join a Flinders University field trip to the NSW Wellington Caves complex, an outstanding site for megafauna fossil studies.
Sara says fossils fascinate her and is keen to pursue earth sciences, geography, archaeology, geology or other topics which support a tertiary pathway to palaeontology.
“I have a genuine interest in prehistory and fossils and have found it interesting since I was young,” says Sara. “They show us how life has changed over time and how living things respond to climate and landscape changes, to help us predict what might happen in the future.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to commemorate the memory of James Moore so his passion can remain an inspiration to other young aspiring palaeontologists.”
Flinders University, together with the Moore family, invite you to donate to the prize to ensure James’ passion for palaeontology continues to inspire school students to unearth their future.
100% of your tax-deductible donation will encourage high school students to explore their fossil fascination through the James Moore Memorial Palaeontology Prize.