Student Panel Update (July 2020)

The CPN student community is now 116 members strong, spanning a wide range of career stages, institutions, and disciplines. Together, our members represent 80 institutions across 22 countries. The Student Panel was created to help students connect with other members in the network, represent student perspectives within the CPN leadership, and organize resources, training opportunities, and other community-building activities to help prepare students for future careers in conservation paleobiology. In line with these goals, we’re very excited to announce TWO WAYS for student members to start engaging with the student community and interacting with other members in the network:

1. Participate in the Student Feedback Survey: As we begin developing student activities and networking opportunities, we’d first like to hear from you so that we can tailor these activities to your needs and interests. Please fill out this short survey to tell us more about yourself and what you’d like to see created by the Student Panel in terms of resources, workshops, and ways to engage with the network at large. We plan to incorporate your feedback to help guide the Student Panel’s priorities and goals over the coming year. Any and all feedback is welcome. You can also find a link to the survey on the Student Activities page of the CPN website.

2. Join the CPN Student Slack Group: We’re pleased to invite all student members of the CPN to participate in our newly formed Slack community. The CPN Student Slack Group was created as a platform for you to connect with other students in the network, initiate and contribute to discussions on topics of interest, participate in activities led by the Student Panel, and share relevant resources and announcements. We’ve set up channels for you to highlight your work, share resources, and meet other students in the group. There are also thematic channels that span a variety of topics, ranging from historical ecology to analytical paleobiology to policy. You can subscribe to these existing channels or create new channels for others to join. We’ll post regular updates so you can stay up to date with network news and student events. You can sign-up here to join the group. Prior to joining, you will be asked to read and agree to the Code of Conduct.

You can learn more about upcoming student opportunities and get involved in our community by visiting the Student Activities webpage. To get in contact with the Student Panel, please direct any emails to We look forward to your participation in our growing community.