Upcoming Events and Opportunities

April 20 – 23 Annual Meeting of The Association for Materials & Methods in Paleontology, Colorado Springs, CO
Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to learn about best practices for consolidants/adhesives, molding, casting, field work, plus much more! There will be a full day of ‘Back to Basics’ talks, followed by two days of workshops and oral presentations on a variety of fossil preparation and collections related topics. There will also be collections and lab tours of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, along with field trip opportunities to other institutions! For more information, please go to http://www.paleomethods.org/

April 30 Geofair 2016 Cincinnati, OH
The 51st Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati, April 30 10 am to 6 pm; May 1, 2016, 11 am to 5 pm Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Road Sharonville, OH 4524 Hosted in association with the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers See more details here: http://www.geofair.com/

April 30 The Humongous Shark: Megalodon Aurora Fossil Museum, Aurora, NC
Join Aurora Fossil Museum’s Director, Cynthia Crane, to learn more about this giant shark! This informative will be held in the Museum Learning Center building on Saturday, April 30, from 1-2:30pm.

May 7 Women in Paleontology Day Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL

May 14 Family Science Discovery Day: The Ice Age Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont, CA               Come to the Alf Museum on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 1 – 4 PM to learn about the beasts of the Ice Age. Meet our paleontologists and ask them your questions! Enjoy paleontology books at our Paleo Research Zone! Make your own ancient ice age crafts. . . .And more to be announced! Special Admission Fee: $3.00 per person,
Kids 4 and under are free.

May 15 – 17 Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting, Martinsville, VA
This year’s Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology (SeAVP) meeting will be co-hosted by the Virginia Museum of Natural History and Virginia Tech. The meeting will be held in Martinsville, VA. It will take place May 15th-17th (Sunday evening – Tuesday). Our hosts are Drs. Alex Hastings (VMNH), Michelle Stocker (VT), and Sterling Nesbitt (VT). This should be an exciting meeting! More details at http://www.vmnh.net/seavp

May 27 Aurora Fossil Festival, Aurora, NC
Come out and enjoy the 23rd annual festival! Museum events include displays by local and regional fossil organizations and clubs, paleontology lectures, educational activities, and displays. Saturday’s museum events culminate in a live fossil auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Aurora Fossil Museum. Hosted by the Aurora-Richlands Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Aurora Fossil Museum. Check out the dedicated festival website, too at http://aurorafossilfestival.net/

June 3 -5 Joint FOSSIL / Dry Dredgers Mini Conference, Cincinnati, OH
Join us for a mini conference in Cincinnati, OH! FOSSIL and the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers are planning a great event for both amateur and professional paleontologists, taking place at the Cincinnati Museum Center on June 3-5, 2016. Check out our dedicated webpage for more information. Feel free to email the FOSSIL Project Coordinator, Eleanor Gardner, at [email protected] for more details.

Visit http://community.myfossil.org/events/ for more events or to add your own to the calendar!