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


Thursday, February 9
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Please join us for our February Great Basin Chapter meeting. Our speaker is Zack Wistort from the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah and he will be speaking about Permian silicified trace fossils in the northwest desert.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City.  Free and open to the public.

 

February 17-19, 2017
The 51st Annual Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting

The WAVP 2017 Meeting will bring together paleontologists from across the US to socialize and discuss and present their research from over the past year. Last year’s meeting at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park included paleontologists from California, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. We’re hoping this year’s meeting will be even more representative of the vertebrate paleontology field.

This year we’ll be meeting at Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona for talks, field trips, and a dig site about 90 minutes southwest of downtown Prescott.

Visit this website for details

 

March 4-5, 2017
WIPS Founders Symposium

Journey to the Jurassic: Exploring the Morrison Formation. Presented by the Western Interior Paleontological Society.

“Journey to the Jurassic” will explore what the rock and fossil record reveals about life that was captured in the multi-colored sandstones, mudstones and conglomerates of the Morrison, including dinosaurs, plants and invertebrates.

Scheduled speakers include Dr. Robert Bakker (Houston Museum of Natural History), Dr. Joe Sertich (Denver Museum of Nature & Science), Dr. Martin Lockley (University of Colorado), Dr. Christine Turner (US Geological Survey), Dr. Jim Kirkland (Utah Geological Survey) and more.

The symposium will also have an exhibit area with an art show and sale featuring the work of local natural science artists, as well as displays of fossils and educational exhibits and from organizations such as the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, Florissant Fossil Beds, Tate Museum and others. The art show and sale and exhibits are free and open to the public in the lobby of the Green Center.

For registration and more information,
visit this website for details

For the latest updates, follow the
WIPS Founders Symposium Facebook page

 

Thursday, March 9
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City.  Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, April 13
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 2017,7:00 PM in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City.  Free and open to the public.

April 19-22
Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology (AMMP) Annual Meeting

This year's AMMP Annual Meeting is at the University of Texas, Austin.  Hosted by the UT Austin Vertebrate Paleontology Labs, the meeting will feature oral presentations, hands-on workshops and field trips.  Abstract submission and online registration are now open.

See the AMMP website for more information.

AMMP is a non-profit organization of persons interested in the field of paleontological collections care and methodology.

 

Thursday, May 11
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City.  Free and open to the public.

 

2017 Annual Meeting
Utah Friends of Paleontology
April 28-30, St. George, Utah

Utah Friends of Paleontology Southwest Chapter and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site are proud to host the 2017 Annual Meeting of Utah Friends of Paleontology.

The meeting will feature paleontology talks, a poster session, a keynote speaker, barbecue banquet, and field trips. Visit the UFOP Annual Meetings page for more information.

 

August 23 – 27, 2017
SVP 77th Annual Meeting
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

Click for more information.

 

 

 

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