UPCOMING EVENTS

It's Dues Time!

UFOP Chapters in Salt Lake City, Vernal, St. George, and Moab, Utah are collecting  dues for 2019. There are dues options for indivduals, students, and families. You can pay dues online by clicking on the button below.

Utah Friends of Paleontology supports The Utahraptor Project,
a project to scientifically prepare a treasure trove
of Utahraptor fossils contained in a huge block of petrified quicksand. Learn more about the Utahraptor Project here, and please help raise funds for the project at:

gofundme.com/utahraptor


Thursday, March 14
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Author and professional science writer Brian Switek will be speaking at the March 14 meeting of the Great Basin Chapter, Utah Friends of Paleontology. Brian's new book, "Skeleton Keys" is a fascinating dive into the science and culture of bone. Brian's talk is titled, "Skeleton Keys: The Making of Your Bones".

"Our bones make us who we are. They give us our shape, determine how we move, and are an essential part of our lives. But how did the modern human skeleton come together? Brian will trace through the 500-million-year history of life embedded in our bones, starting from squiggly proto-fish in ancient oceans through our more recent human ancestors."

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 PM at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium — 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Free and open to the public.

 

March 15-17
WAVP 53rd Annual Meeting

The 53rd annual meeting of the Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists is in Eugene, Oregon this year. Hosted by the University of Oregon we’ll be meeting March 15-17. Join us for a day of paleontology talks and posters, a keynote speaker, and a field trip to the Oregon Coast! For more information visit
https://blogs.uoregon.edu/wavp2019/

 

March 23-24
Western Interior Paleontology Society Symposium

Lagerstätten – Exceptional Preservation. Extraordinary Fossils.

The Lowry Conference Center, 1601 Akron Way, Denver, Colorado. For details see: http://www.westernpaleo.org/symposiums/2019_pages/about-2019.php

 


April 5
Geology Open House – University of Utah Department of Geology & Geophysics

Featured presentation @ 7pm: "We Are Earth Walking: How chemistry links all living things to their place & environment" by Dr. Gabe  Bowen.

See how Geologists use drones, virtual reality, 3D printing, & augmented reality. Over two dozen of fun, hands-on activities & games about meteorites, rocks, dinosaurs, arches, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, snow melt, etc. Bring your rocks to get identified by an expert.

Friday April 5 6-9 PM - Free and open to the public.
Sutton Building, 115 S. 1460 E, SLC UT For more information visit: https://www.earth.utah.edu/events/openhouse-spring2019/index.php

 


April 5-7
Green River Rock and Mineral Festival

John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Green River, Utah.  For details see: http://greenriverrocks.com/

 


Thursday, April 11
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 PM at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium — 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Free and open to the public.

 


April 16-20
12th Annual Meeting of the Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas. For details and registration see: https://paleomethods.org/events

 

Thursday, May 9
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium — 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Free and open to the public.

May 30 - June 2
11th Conference on Fossils Resources

Tate Geological Museum, Casper, Wyoming. For details see: http://publicfossils.org/11th-conference-on-fossil-resources/

 

June 7-9, 2019
UFOP Annual Meeting in Moab, Utah

Keep your calendar open for the 2019 UFOP Annual Meeting in Moab, Utah. It's never too early to arrange accommodations in that popular location. We'll announce details over the next few months, so please stay tuned.

 

October 9 - 12, 2019
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) 78th Annual Meeting, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

For details see:
http://vertpaleo.org/Annual-Meeting/Annual-Meeting-home.aspx

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