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:


Thursday, October 19
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Photo by Alicia Ong

The Utah Friends of Paleontology, Great Basin Chapter's October meeting will feature speaker: Nathan Ong, University of Utah. Nathan's topic will be, Exploring the Paleontology of Moab through the Jurassic Walks and Talks Program.

Thursday, October 19, 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, October 25
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

The Utah Friends of Paleontology, Gastonia Chapter speaker for October will be Dr. Martin Lockley,  University of Colorado Denver. He will present, Mammal Tracks from the Cretaceous.

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

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Great Basin Chapter Meeting – Speaker TBA

Thursday, November 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.


Saturday - Sunday, November 4 - 5
Behind the Scenes
Natural History Museum of Utah

Explore the off-limits areas of NHMU during our annual Behind the Scenes weekend. For two days only, we open the doors to the “back of house” for a look at the amazing objects held in stewardship for the people of Utah. Meet the scientists whose work helps build the collections, learn about current research, and get an insider’s view of the Museum.

Saturday - Sunday, November 4 - 5, 10 am – 5 pm. Free with regular museum admission. Click here for details.


Thursday, December 7,
University of Utah College of Science
Frontiers of Science Lecture

Dr. Robert Hazen, Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory & Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University: The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved.

6:00 PM at the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building, Room 220, University of Utah. Lecture is free and open to the public. For details visit this web page.


Saturday, December 16
Great Basin Chapter Holiday Party

Details TBA.


February 16 – 18, 2018
WAVP 52nd Annual Meeting

Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting in St. George, Utah. Details TBA.


May 20-23 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah Geological Association is proud to host the AAPG 2018 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perhaps the most geologically interesting state in America, Utah will be the perfect host for this year’s ACE. Salt Lake City’s proximity to a number of pre and post show field trips will be a significant draw of geoscientists from around the world. With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation and technologies.

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October 17 – 20, 2018
SVP 78th Annual Meeting

Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Details TBA.



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