Upcoming Events and Opportunities

October 12 to 17: DPS and SVP, Dallas, TX
The Dallas Paleontological Society (DPS) and the FOSSIL Project will be co-hosting a mini-conference on Monday and Tuesday, October 12 and 13. Events will include a keynote address by Paul Sereno and other talks, breakout discussions, a town hall meeting about fossil legislation, social activities, and a field trip. Scott Foss, paleontologist at the Bureau of Land Management, and Vincent Santucci of the National Park Service are planning to attend this meeting and they are interested in talking about the fossil legislation and National Fossil Day. Participants of the mini-conference are encouraged to stay on for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) annual meeting being held in Dallas October 14 – 17. For more information about the joint FOSSIL/DPS mini-conference, contact Rocky Manning (DPS) at [email protected] or Eleanor Gardner (FOSSIL) at [email protected].

November 1 to 4: GSA (Geological Society of America) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
The FOSSIL Project will be partnering with the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club to host an exhibit booth that celebrates partnerships between amateur and professional paleontologists. Talks will also be presented in the technical sessions about the FOSSIL Project as well as updates on research activities by UF paleontologists. The GSA annual meeting typically attracts between 5,000 to 10,000 geologists, paleontologists, and educators from the U.S. and around the world. This will be an excellent venue to promote the FOSSIL community and we are grateful to the CMM Fossil Club for their interest in partnering with us. For more information, contact Eleanor Gardner at [email protected].

Other Events

September 26, Rankin Museum Mini Fossil Fair, Ellerbe, NC

October 3, National Fossil Day MEGA Event, Bradenton, FL

October 14, National Fossil Day

October 14 to 17, Annual Meeting of Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, TX

October 17, Dry Dredgers Second Annual Fossil Festival, Cincinnati, OH

November 1 – 4, National Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Baltimore, MD
The FOSSIL Project and the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club will be presenting an exhibitor booth at this year’s national GSA meeting! Other regional (VA and MD area) fossil clubs and societies are welcome to join us. Learn more.

November 10 to 12, 2016 Portland, OR: NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Area Conference
The FOSSIL Project is looking for partners to present at the 2016 NSTA area conference in Portland, OR. At NSTA conferences, educators present on and discuss science content, teaching strategy, and research. Collaborate with science educators through discussing ways in which your fossil group does outreach or develop a session on how to use paleontological content in the classroom. Proposals are due in September 2015. For more information, please email Eleanor Gardner at [email protected].