The Flinders University Palaeontology Society exists to enable students and members of the community to participate in palaeontology, the study of past life. The primary role of the society is to participate in the hands on elements of palaeo, collecting fossils and undertaking excavations. This enables us to add to Australia’s sparse fossil record, but also enables participants to become trained in excavation and preparation techniques. We also undertake a series of ‘masterclasses’ on campus, where palaeontologists present their latest research but with a focus on teaching new methods or analytical techniques. Finally, we publish an occasional members-only journal ‘BEER’N’BONES’, featuring original articles on palaeontology, and interviews with researchers.