Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park
The venue for this year's meeting is 5-acre park featuring more than 100 dinosaur replicas, plus a museum and a working fossil prep lab. Several Great Basin Chapter members do volunteer prep work here.
1544 East Park Boulevard
Friday, April 24, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM Registration & Reception at
George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 AM
9:00 – 10:00 AM
10:00 – 10:30 AM
10:30 – Noon
12:00 – 1:30 PM
1:30 – 3:00 PM
3:00 – 3:15 PM
3:15 – 5:00 PM
5:00 – 6:00 PM
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
General Business Meeting
Lunch on Your Own
Banquet at the Timbermine
Social Hour, minus travel time to banquet restaurant
Banquet at the Timbermine Restaurant, 1701 Park Boulevard
Keynote Speaker Dr. Colleen Farmer, Department of Biology, University of Utah will present:
The Lungs of Mesozoic & Cenozoic Archosaurs: Implications for Permian-Triassic Tetrapod Faunal Turnover
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Field Trip (see field trip schedule below)
Our banquet keynote address will be given by Colleen Farmer, Ph.D. She will be talking about physiological and lung aspects of alligators and the possible correlation/links to dinosaurs.
Colleen Farmer's Farmerlab employs computational paleophysiology to understand the functional dynamics of vertebrate lungs. The lab also performs structure-function studies of extant animals to better understand the biology of extinct animals.
Oral Presentation Schedule
Saturday, April 25th, 2014
2:15, 2:30, 2:25 PM
Comparative Trilobite Taphonomy from the Near-shore to Outer Shelf Settings, Latest Early Cambrian of the Ssouthern Great Basin
Changing Behaviors - Studying the Evolution of Behavior Using Deep Marine Trace Fossils
Walking in Their Footsteps: The Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite Trail Construction
New Horizons - Exploring the Cenozoic of southwestern Utah
Fossils of Marble Canyon—Superheroes of the Cambrian Explosion
These Are Not The Arthropods You Are Looking For
RANDY B. IRMIS, ADAM K. HUTTENLOCKER, & CORNELIA RASMUSSEN
A New Fossil Vertebrate Assemblage from the Early Permian of Southeastern Utah
The Enigmatic Theropods of the Morrison Formation
Adventures in an Ancient Desert: Fossils and Environments of the Nugget Sandstone in Northeastern Utah
JIM KIRKLAND, PHIL POLICELLI, DON DEBLIEUX, SCOTT MADSEN & DALE GRAY
Stikes Quarry; A Uniquely Important Dinosaur Site in the Early Cretaceous of Eastern Utah
The Taphonomy of a Mired Sauropod Dinosaur at Doelling’s Bowl Bonebed in the Early Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation, eastern Utah
Ceratopsid Evolution and Craniofacial Functional Morphology in Time and Space
Cretaceous Tooth Traces on Ceratopsids from the Kaiparowits Formation
Invertebrates IN Vertebrates: The Hidden World of Endocranial Trace Fossils
Time Traveling with Lasers
Very Recent Discoveries that Change the Life Appearances of certain Prehistoric Fauna
Anti-looting and Vandalism Public Outreach Campaign Partnership
Saturday, April 25th, 2014
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Poster 1 CARRIE LEVITT-BUSSIAN & ANN JOHNSON
Reversing Obsolete Preparation Techniques to get to the Real Bone
Poster 2 ALEX LOWE
Reconstructing Paleoprecipitation and Chemical Weathering Rates using Elemental Analysis of Paleocene-Aged Soils
Field Trip to Spiral Jetty &
the Gunther Family Fossil Collection, Sunday April 26
Tools to bring for Sunday field trip:
Hunting for selenite crystals at the Spiral Jetty
Note: we will have wash buckets available to clean up afterwards.
Splitting shale to look for trilobites in backyard of Gunther’s home
Note: Bring your tools if you have them. Other tools will be available for those who need them.
Thanks to Val Gunther for all his work preparing for and hosting the field trip.
Thanks also to Shane Harris, Gene Boardman, and Bevan Hardy at U-Dig Fossils for donating and helping load fossiliferous shale for participants to split. Thanks also to Jennifer Holman of New-Dig (another trilobite dig company), who also helped in loading.
Meet at parking lot of Ogden
Comfort Suites Inn near Interstate 15.
Depart in vehicles, carpool/caravan north on I-15 to Exit 365, turn right (west) on Hwy 13 to Hwy 83
Golden Spike National Monument, site of the first joining of the transcontinental railroad. Pause to rendezvous before heading out the last 16 miles of graded gravel road to the world-famous Spiral Jetty earth works sculpture by Robert Smithson. From GSNHS take the gravel road leading west toward the West Side Drive approximately 6 miles (9 km) to an intersection that has a small white “Promontory Ranch” sign. Take the south (left) road from the “Promontory Ranch” sign intersection and continue south about 1 mile (1.5 km) to an intersection near a corral; veer right to the road that heads southwest and continue about 9 miles (13.5 km) to Great Salt Lake at Rozel Point. You will see a linear jetty associated with past oilfield activity, and the Spiral Jetty.
Arrive at Spiral Jetty, have lunch (box lunches that you can order as part of registration or bring your own lunch). We will spend about 1.5 hrs. here. View / take photos of Spiral Jetty and collect selenite crystals from the dry Great Salt Lake lakebed (lake levels are near historic low).
Leave for Gunther family home in
Brigham City, Utah
Arrive at Gunther home (80 N 200 W, Brigham City). View the Gunther family’s extensive collection of trilobites & invertebrates. They have found many scores of new species, and many named for their family.
Thanks to Val Gunther for his work preparing for and hosting the field trip. Thanks to Shane Harris, Gene Boardman, and Bevan Hardy at U-Dig Fossils for donating and helping load fossiliferous shale for participants to split. Thanks also to Jennifer Holman of New-Dig (another trilobite dig company), who also helped in loading.