Marc Behrendt Fossil Preparation - and
Marc Behrendt Scientific Services 

Marc Behrendt
421 South Columbus Street
Somerset, Ohio, 43783 USA
(740) 743-2818




(Resume available upon request)

Biologist and Free-Lance Scientist:

  • BA Biology-Wittenberg University

  • M.Ed - Muskingum University

  • Presently working on PhD
    at Ohio University (Teacher Education, Science Curriculum and Instruction)

  • Certified Wildlife Habitat Naturalist - Windstar Wildlife Institute

  • 22 years experience as Medical Laboratory Scientist

  • Perform various field work and studies, including bird and amphibian counts for state and federal govt.

  • Researcher of Nature Deficit Disorder


  • Masters Degree-Education from Muskingum College 

  • Certified/Licensed Ohio Science Teacher Grades 7-12

  • Tutor/Substitute teacher for Fairfield Union Schools grades 5-12

  • Volunteer Educator for Ohio Division of Wildlife

  • Member of Ohio Dept of Ed. Science Standards Writing Team


  • 1050+ trilobite species in personal collection


  • Prepared countless invertebrate fossils and  Green River fish and Nebraska mammals since 1995


  • Have spoken  on the following themes:

  • Basic fossil collecting

  • Trilobite collecting and morphology

  • Fossil  ID

  • preparation

  • Trip travelogues

  • Wetland restoration

  • Programs are available to schools, libraries, clubs, etc.


  • Published 50+ articles and 1 book with another 2 on the way

  • Regular Feature writer  for Fossil News Magazine


  • Advise collectors about how to assemble their own prep lab

  • Assist homeowners plan and assemble a backyard wildlife habitat


  • Published 20+ photographs

  • 4 first place photography awards


  • The Paleontological Society

  • MAPS (Mid-American Paleontology Society)

  • North Coast Fossil Club

  • Dry Dredgers

  • Columbus Rock and Mineral Society

  • AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

  • NSTS (National Science Teachers Association)

  • LNCI (Leave No Child Inside) Central Ohio Collaborative


Dasciocrinus sp., Alabama, Mississippian crinoid

Link to Wittenberg University


Link to Muskingum College


Link to
Fossil News Magazine

Link to LNCI

2002- 2014

İMarc Behrendt