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, January 10
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Our speaker will be Greg McDonald, Regional Paleontologist at the Bureau of Land Management. Greg's topic will be,
Stuck in the Pleistocene:
Tar Pits Around the World and Utah

Thursday, January 10, 7:00 PM at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium — 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Free and open to the public.


Photo: Neerav Bhatt

Wednesday, January 16
Southwest Chapter Meeting

Our speaker will be Tylor Birthisel, Preparator & Preparation Lab Manager at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Tylor's topic will be, Tarantula Mesa and Arachnoceratops.

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 PM in Room 128 of DSU's SNOW Building (ground floor). Free and open to the public.


Thursday, January 24
University of Utah College of Science –
Frontiers of Science Lecture

Thure Cerling, University of Utah Department of Geology and Geophysics, will present:
Ivory, Isotopes and Interpol: A Detective Story

Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building, Room 220. Free and open to the public. For details and directions see:
https://science.utah.edu/events/frontiers.php


Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27
DinoFest: The Origin of Dinosaurs
Natural History Museum of Utah

Dinosaurs were the dominant life forms on land for much of the Mesozoic Era (250-66 million years ago), but that wasn’t always the case. How did they evolve from small, two-legged critters into hulking giants that were the largest animals ever to walk on land? Find out at DinoFest 2019, where we will explore the environments the earliest dinosaurs roamed, meet the competitors they faced, and discover what other factors led to the Origin of Dinosaurs!

Join us at the Museum with leading paleontologists from around the country, visit the Paleo Prep Lab and Paleontology Collections, and meet community partners from the region's dinosaur research and educational communities. There will be hands-on activities to entertain guests of all ages, plus special appearances from Utahceratops!  For details including a schedule of speakers, please visit https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/dinofest-2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

 

Wednesday, January 30
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

This month, following our brief business meeting, we are very pleased to have as our speaker Grand County High School Senior Neo Hill presenting Extinct Ungulate Predators of the Oligocene.  Neo has been working with us in the Museum of Moab prep lab and I'm certain you will be very impressed with him, as we have been.

January 30th, 6:00 PM at Zions Bank Conference Room. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, February 14
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

Thursday, February 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.

 

Wednesday, February 27
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

The speaker for February is tentatively scheduled to be Greg MacDonald, Regional Paleontologist at the Bureau of Land Management.

February 27th, 6:00 PM at Zions Bank Conference Room. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 14
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

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


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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