18 Jun 21

REC student wins James Moore Memorial Prize

Well done to Year 12 student Sophie as the winning metropolitan recipient of the James Moore Memorial Prize.

Run through Flinders University, the prize is named to honour the life of James Moore, who first became hooked on fossils as a high school student in Whyalla, when he had the opportunity to participate in Flinders University palaeontology expeditions to collect the bones of ancient megafauna at regional South Australian digs. James continued his passion for learning about the remains of prehistoric creatures as a science student at Flinders then as a researcher in the Palaeontology Lab at the University.

Awarded to both a regional and a metropolitan student, the prize enables them to participate in an expedition with Flinders palaeontologists and to help curate fossils from the expedition in the Flinders Palaeontology Laboratory.

We look forward to sharing Sophie’s work in the field and lab later this year.