UPCOMING EVENTS

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


Friday, September 14
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

We've shifted our usual meeting night for the Great Basin Chapter in September to Friday the 14th so we can host speaker Frank DeCourten, author of "Dinosaurs of Utah" and many popular geology books. DeCourten's talk will focus on the rocks and fossils documenting the half-billion-year-long period of marine inundation of the Great Basin region, this illustrated and non-technical lecture is titled,
The Sagebrush Seafloor: Exploring the Paleozoic Oceans of the Great Basin.

Frank DeCourten has been Professor of Earth Science at Sierra College in Rocklin, California since 1993. Prior to arriving at Sierra College, DeCourten taught at the University of Utah and served as Assistant Director of the Utah Museum of Natural History. Frank has also taught in the geology programs at California State University, Sacramento and Chico and the University of Nevada.

Friday, September 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.

 

September 26
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Julia McHugh, Director and Curator of Paleontology for Museums of Western Colorado (Dinosaur Journey, Fruita) will discuss her recent research into niche partitioning among Morrison Sauropods.

Wednesday, September 26, 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,
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

 

October 1-4 2018
Earth Science Week Open House at Utah Geological Survey Core Research Center

Volunteers are needed to assist with hands-on activities for school groups. If you can help out with one or more 90 minute shift, please contact Jim Davis: jmdavis@utah.gov

October 3–6 2018
2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference
and Short Course

With the publication in 2016 of the “Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update” book, the Utah Geological Survey is interested in bringing together the geologic community to review and discuss relevant research in the Lake Bonneville basin. The goal of the conference and short course is twofold: (1) to provide a setting for the review and discussion of Lake Bonneville/Great Salt Lake geologic research, and (2) provide education and networking opportunities for the local geologic community.

Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. For information and registration see: https://lakebonneville.eventbrite.com

October 3–7 2018
Moab Festival of Science.

For details see: www.moab-scifest.org

Thursday, October 11
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

Friday, September 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.

October 17
Southwest Chapter Meeting

Topic to be announced. Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. in room 128 of Dixie State University's Snow Building.

 

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.

 

October 31
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Ken Carpenter, Director and Curator of Paleontology at USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum (Price) will discuss bipedal ornithischians from the Morrison on Haloween.

Wednesday, October 31, 6:00 PM,  Zions Bank conference room, 330 S Main St, Moab, Utah. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 8
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

Friday, September 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.

Friday, December 7
Tentative Date UFOP Great Basin Chapter Holiday Party

Details TBA.

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.

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