UFOP Online Meetings

January 13, 2022 Meeting With Speaker Andy Connolly

Our January speaker, Andy Connolly is an educator at the Natural History Museum of Utah. After getting his Masters studying mosasaurs at the University of Kansas, he worked as a seasonal ranger at Fossil Butte National Monument and Grand Teton National Park before moving on to the NHMU in 2019. He is part of the Museum on the Move program which involves visiting public schools across Utah and teaching the natural sciences to elementary students. Andy’s talk is entitled, 

From the Field to the Classroom: How to Inspire a New Generation of Paleontology Detectives through Inquiry-Based Learning

Spoiler alert — the secret weapon is fossils! Andy will give pointers and tips how you can use your fossils, virtually or in-person, to create engaging material for students.

January 13, 7:00 PM Mountain Time

Complete the online registration to receive a meeting link for the video conference using the Google Meet platform. Links will be sent the day before the talk, and our talks are always free and open to the public.

Check out videos of our earlier Online Meetings on the UFOP YouTube channel

Watch for notices via the Utah Friends of Paleontology Facebook group, @utahpaleo on Twitter, or via email to members signed-up for updates.

Previous Online Meetings

Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST

Rodolfo Coria

A Quest for Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs in Patagonia — Opening a Long-Closed Window

October 14, 2021

Joshua Lively

New Genera of Mosasaurs from the Western Interior Seaway and the Diversification of Mosasaurinae

January 14, 2021

Mark Loewen

Jurassic Park: Fantasy or Fiction (not recorded)

February 11, 2020

Alan Titus

In the Land of Rainbows and Unicorns: Forensic Science of a 76.4 million-year-old Tyrannosaur Mass Mortality

March 11, 2021

Savhannah Carpenter

New Ceratopsians from Southern Larmidia

April 8, 2021

Josh Bonde

A reevaluation of Nevada’s first frog (Eorubeta nevadensis); and the utility of fossils in paleogeographic reconstructions

May 13, 2021

Hillary McLean

A Frozen Bone Sandwich Inside of a Frozen Turkey: Spilling All the Tea on what Fossil Preparation of the Kikak Tegoseak Quarry from Alaska is Actually Like

June 10, 2021

2020 Meetings

Chase Shelburne

A Tale of Two Fishes: Insights into the Feeding Structure of Xiphactinus audax and Megalops atlanticus

September 10, 2020

Elliott Armour Smith

Styxosaurus and Other Late Cretaceous Elasmosaurs

October 8, 2020

Alex Lowe

Evolution of Temperate Vegetation in North America

November 12, 2020

Tracy Thompson

To Run or to Climb: Archaeopteryx Claw Function and Ecology

December 10, 2020

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