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:


July 25
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Ben Burger, associate professor of geology at Utah State University’s Uintah Basin Regional Campus will present
When Life Nearly Died: the Permian-Triassic Boundary of Utah.

Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 PM,  Zions Bank conference room, 330 S Main St, Moab, Utah. Free and open to the public.

September 28
Geology Open House, University of Utah Sutton Bldg.

Featuring the talk, “Unearthing Utah's Lost Worlds: New Discoveries from the Age of Dinosaurs" by Dr. Randall Irmis @ 7pm Chief Curator, Natural History Museum of Utah & Associate Professor, U of U Geology & Geophysics

Non-stop fun for all ages:

  • Trebuchet launching treats for kids! (6:30pm & 8:30pm)
  • Delicious refreshments (8-9pm)
  • Listen to the songs made by natural arches!
    See amazing photos taken by our researchers on Kilauea volcano!
  • Learn about Meteorites collected by our Antarctic explorer!
  • Tour our amazing collection of rocks, minerals, gems, & meteorites!
  • Check out our Seismology Station that is measuring earthquakes!
  • Lots of fun hands-on activities and games; enter to win lots of prizes!

Friday, September 28 @ 6-9PM,

Sutton Building, 115 S. 1460 E, SLC UT
(Free parking: 100 S 1455 E)


October 17 – 20, 2018
SVP 78th Annual Meeting

Each year, vertebrate paleontologists, preparators, writers, artists and enthusiasts convene to share the latest research, attend workshops and field trips, and meet new fossil fans as well as old friends. It’s the world’s foremost forum on vertebrate paleontology: the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. It’s usually referred to simply as “SVP”.

The 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico October 17-20, 2018.

Annual meeting information page.

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