Event Schedule – FPCS 7 (updated March 26)

  Workshop Schedule

Thursday, April 3

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Registration (museum exhibits and store will be open)

Natural History Museum of Utah

Friday, April 4

8:00 am – 8:30 am

 

8:30 am – 10:00 am

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

12:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Coffee, Tea, and Registration

 

Oral Session I

 

Break with Coffee & Tea

 

Oral Session II

 

Lunch (on your own)

 

Workshop Session I

 

Break

 

Workshop Session II

 

Break

 

Poster Session & Silent Auction

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

 

 

Natural History Museum of Utah

 

 

 

Natural History Museum of Utah

 

 

 

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

Saturday, April 5

8:00 am – 8:30 am

 

8:30 am – 10:00 am

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

12:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Coffee & Tea

 

Oral Session III

 

Break with Coffee & Tea

 

Oral Session IV

 

Lunch (on your own)

 

Workshop Session III

 

Break

 

Workshop Session IV

 

Break

 

Dinner Banquet

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

Marriott University Park Hotel, Lower Level

 

 

Natural History Museum of Utah

 

 

 

Natural History Museum of Utah

 

 

 

Natural History Museum of Utah

Field trip to Utah Field House Museum of Natural History
& Dinosaur National Monument (Vernal, UT)

Sunday, April 6

8:00 am

 

11:00 am

 

 

12:30 pm

 

1:30 pm

 

 

 

5:00 pm

 

8:00 pm

 

Bus departs Marriott University Park Hotel (480 Wakara Way).

 

Arrive at Utah Field House Museum of Natural History in Vernal, UT.
Visit will include a tour of their new collections facilities.

 

Lunch

 

Arrive at Dinosaur National Monument. We will have a tour of the Quarry Visitor Center from Park Paleontologist Dr. Dan Chure, and then a short hike through Mesozoic exposures at the Sound of Silence Trail.

 

Depart Dinosaur National Monument

 

Arrive back at Marriott University Park Hotel

Workshop Registration

When you come to the registration desk Thursday night (April 3) or Friday morning (April 4) to pick up your registration packet, there will be sign-up sheets available for all of the workshops that are being offered.

Some workshops have multiple listings, while others only have one listing.

Workshop registration will be on a first come first served basis. Once a workshop has been filled, it will be removed from the board.

 

 

Friday, April 4

 

Workshop Session I

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

• Rigging Systems

• Exhibit Mount Making

• Making Clamshell Storage Jackets

• Paleontology Education & Outreach

• NHMU Collections Tours

• Past Worlds Gallery Tours

• Plugging Gaps in Fossil Specimens

 

Workshop Session II

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

• Rigging Systems

• Plugging Gaps in Fossil Specimens

• Specimen Photography

• Making Clamshell Storage Jackets

• NHMU Collections Tours

• Past Worlds Gallery Tours

• Microscope Care and Maintenance

 

Saturday, April 5

 

Workshop Session III

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

• Microfossil Preparation

• Exhibit Mount Making

• PaleoTools Airscribe Maintenance

• Volunteer Round Table

• Housing Fossil Specimens

• Paleontology Education & Outreach

 

Workshop Session IV

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

• Specimen Photography

• PaleoTools Airscribe Maintenance

• Volunteer Round Table

• Housing Fossil Specimens

• NHMU Collections Tours

• Past Worlds Gallery Tours

  Oral Presentation Schedule (updated March 26)

  Poster Session Presentations

Friday, April 4

Oral Session I

 

8:30 am  LEVITT-BUSSIAN, CAROLYN G., & JOHNSON, ANN

Reversing obsolete preparation techniques to get to the real bone

 

8:45 am  BIRTHISEL, TYLOR A.

“Hipping Up” Eohippus

 

9:00 am  DAVIDSON, AMY

Breaks, repairs and essential competencies for vertebrate fossil preparators

 

9:15 am  SANCHEZ, REBECCA

Manipulating images in Photoshop to create a better specimen map

 

9:30 am  SMITH, MATTHEW E., LASH, CATHERINE, & PARKER, WILLIAM

A tale of two exhibits – The fossil preparatory as an integral part of museum outreach

 

9:45 am  EKLUND, MIKE, & BROWN, MATTHEW

Forensic methods in paleontology and what we THINK we see

 

10:00 am Break

 

Oral Session II

 

10:30 am  DEBLIEUX, DONALD, KIRKLAND, JAMES, AND MADSEN, SCOTT

Advanced shade tarp techniques for paleontological field excavations

 

10:45 am  TANKE, DARREN H.

Safe use of angle grinders and rock saws in the fossil preparation laboratory and field

 

11:00 am  GRAHAM, MARK R., & TANKE, DARREN H.

The results of a survey in 2014 to gauge awareness among fossil preparators of the condition ‘hand arm vibration syndrome’ (HAVS), which is caused by prolonged exposure to vibrating tools and specifically air scribes

 

11:15 am  EVANDER, ROBERT L.

A polyester exoskeleton for fragile bones

 

11:30 am  NOLAN, THOMAS C.

Ye olde paleontology wood shoppe – Devices to aid in micro preparation fossils

 

11:45 am  BROWN, GREGORY W.

Mold miscellanea: Tips for efficient molding of small fossils

 

12:00 pm Lunch

 

Saturday, April 5

Oral Session III

 

8:30 am  ZDINAK, ALAN, YARBOROUGH, VICKI, & FOX, MARILYN

Barosaurus on the half shell: A new two piece storage jacket design for large or fragile specimens

 

8:45 am  GITERMAN, AARON

Creating customized archival housing for fossil vertebrates

 

9:00 am  HERZOG, LISA

Solutions for small delicate specimens: Print your own form fitted specimen cradle

 

9:15 am  O’CONNOR, CONNI J.

Florissant’s flakey fossils finally find forever foam

 

9:30 am  BEHLKE, ADAM D.B.

“Wood in plaster matrix for fossil preparation training”

 

9:45 am  CROWLEY, BRUCE

Presenting little big things

 

10:00 am Break

 

Oral Session IV

 

10:15am COY, CLIVE, & LINDOE, ALAN

The Lindoe Technique: Image transfer to casts with low to no relief

 

10:30 am  BROWN, MATTHEW

Training in paleontological methods at The University of Texas at Austin

 

10:45 am  SANCHEZ, JOSEPH

Pipeline dinosaur: A case study in working with industry

 

11:00 am  BUGBEE, MONICA M., & WILKINS WM. JUSTIN

Fossils in the surf: Collection of a pygmy mammoth tusk (Mammuthus exilis) from a sea stack  on Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA

 

11:15 am  HERNANDEZ-RIVERA, RENE, LOPEZ-ESPINOZA, JOSE, AQUILAR, FELISA, LARA-RODRIQUE,Z MARISOL, & RAMIREZ VELAZCO, ANGEL A.

A recovery of an hadrosaur articulated tail from the late Capania, Cerro del Pueblo Formation, Coahuila, Mexico

 

11:30 am  CAPOBIANCO, CHRISTOPHER, & REDMAN, CORY M.

Optimizing screen washing procedures for an indoor setting

 

11:45 am  CARR, GREGORY

Discovering and preparing Oregon’s oldest vertebrate fossils

 

12:00 pm Lunch

Friday, April 4

LLOYD, DAVID W.H.
A highly Successful Pay-to-Dig
program in Southern Alberta at Dinosaur Provincial Park

LAFRAMBOISE, MARILYN C.
Skull reconstruction in Albertaceratops nesmoi: Some assembly required

FOTHERINGHAM, ALLISON, TANKE, DARREN H. STRILISKY, LARA, & NEWBREY, MICHAEL
Use of horses in Albertan vertebrate paleontology and their recent utilization for transport of bulk microvertebrate matrix

FALKNER, HEATHER L.
Introduction into the stabilization and preservation of the preparation and lithology of paper shale fossils of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

MACLEOD, DAWNA
New, improved methodology to make support jackets and to separate large bones

CARRIÓ, VICEN, & DA ROCHA, SILVIA
Scottish Mammoth tusks at National Museums Scotland

LUKENS, MITCHELL W., TRUJILLO, KELLI C., & SCOTT, SEAN
The safe removal of plaster of paris from fossils using oxalic acid

MITCHELL, MARK
The current state of preparation of the nodosaur recovered from the Clearwater Formation (lower Albian) of northeastern Alberta, Canada