Utah Friends of Paleontology
Symposium and Annual Meeting
St George, Utah
April 28 through April 30, 2017
Utah Friends of Paleontology Southwest Chapter and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site are proud to host the 2017 Annual Meeting of Utah Friends of Paleontology.
The meeting will feature paleontology talks, a poster session, a keynote speaker, barbecue dinner, and field trip.
Paleontologist Bill Parker at Petrified Forest National Park
Photo by David Velk
Friday, April 28, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM Registration & Reception at
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Dunford Auditorium, Browning Learning Resource Center, Dixie State University
Election of Officers
Speakers and posters
Keynote: Dr. Bill Parker,
Petrified Forest National Park
Speakers and posters
BBQ Dinner at Highland Park,
1250 N Highland Pkwy.,
Washington, UT (Register for dinner or bring your own, all are welcome!)
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Field Trip meets 7:15 AM at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm - trilobite hunting near Panaca, NV
Keynote Speaker – William Parker
Utah Friends of Paleontology and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm are proud to announce this year's UFOP Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker - Bill Parker Vertebrate Paleontologist, Chief of Science and Resource Management at National Park Service. Bill comes to us from Petrified Forest National Park, a Triassic national treasure.
Bill has been a professional paleontologist for the U.S. Federal Government since 1999 and joined the National Park Service in 2001. In 2002, Bill initiated the current paleontology research program at the Petrified Forest National Park, which has published nearly 50 papers on Triassic geology and paleontology.
Bill's specialty is Triassic archosauriforms, in particular a clade of animals called aetosaurs. Bill is a research associate at the Museum of Northern Arizona and an adjunct faculty member at Northland Pioneer College. Bill presently serves as the Chief of Science and Resource Management at Petrified Forest National Park where he oversees programs in Geology, Paleontology, Ecology, and Archaeology.
Bill Parker, Vertebrate Paleontologist, Chief of Science & Resource Management at National Park Service
Brian Engh, Paleoartist, dontmesswithdinosaurs.com
Jim Kirkland, Utah State Paleontologist
Gerard Gierlinksi, Moab Giants Science & Education Manager
Rob Gay, Paleontologist & Curator of Education at the Museums of Western Colorado
John Foster, Director at the Museum of Moab
Rebecca Hunt-Foster, District Paleontologist for the Canyon Country District, Bureau of Land Management
Deanna Brandau, Adjunct Faculty Earth Sciences, Utah Valley University
Scott Madsen, professional preparator, Precision Fossilworks
Martin Lockley, Paleontologist and University of Colorado Denver Professor
Greg McDonald, Regional Paleontologist at Bureau of Land Management
Andrew R C Milner, Paleontologist and Curator at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
Anomoepus design 100% cotton T-shirt $20.00
V-neck women's or crew neck unisex
Please note: these shirts are for pickup at the Annual Meeting in St George, we cannot ship shirts! If needed, we will arrange to get your shirts to your next chapter meeting.
BBQ Dinner $22.00
Vegan and vegetarian available – please make your selection at registration.
All are welcome to attend the dinner in the park, even if you prefer to bring your own food.
Field trip is free
Bring your lunch and drinks
Ramada Inn 1440 E. St. George Blvd. (435) 628-2828 $89+tax
Days Inn 150 N. 1000 East (435) 673-6123
Hampton Inn 53 N. River Road (435) 652-1200
Comfort Inn 138 E. Riverside (435) 628-8544
Willow Wind RV Park
80 South 1150 West
Hurricane UT 84737
Temple View RV Resort
975 South Main Street
St. George, UT 84770
Zion River Resort
551 E State Route 9
Virgin, UT, 84779
(888) 822-8594, (435) 635-8594
Public Campgrounds and Dispersed Camping
For public campgrounds and dispersed camping opportunities visit publiclands.org
Interagency Visitor Center (435) 688-3200