Fernbank Science Center Faculty

Rick Spears

Rick Spears
156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 3037 Richard_C_Spears@dekalbschoolsga.org
678-874-7115


Rick Spears volunteered to help build a dinosaur display at Fernbank Science Center in the late 1980s, returning in 2002 - officially - as an exhibit designer. As a part of the Instructional Media Department, Rick designs and fabricates educational displays as well as teaching props and other support material for FSC instructors. He also provides artwork for planetarium shows and promotional materials. A life-long fan of dinosaurs and things prehistoric, he’s also served as the National Fossil Day Event Coordinator at FSC since the first NFD in 2010. Rick is an author/illustrator of several books on paleontology and cryptozoology, although he has not seen a bigfoot in person...yet!