Welcome to BPS !

If you're looking for Alabama fossils, this is the place to come!

Tombigbee river, brooksella, ammonite, 4 wheeling in Lowndes county, jacketing a dinosaur skull.

Exciting field trips, educational programs on paleontology and geology, and interesting people to meet! No prior knowledge required, just a desire to learn and a love of fossils and the outdoors. Professionals and novices of all ages are welcome.

April 7, 2014 BPS Meeting

Our speaker for April is Dr. Andy Rindsberg, Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of West Alabama, who will speak on "Trilobite traces and not-trilobite traces." Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A&B. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:15pm

Volunteers needed for season at Gray Fossil Site (WAFF.com)

An opportunity for volunteers to work with paleontologists from East Tennessee State University and the General Shale Natural History Museum. 

March 3, 2014 BPS meeting

Our speaker for March is James Lamb, Curator of Paleontology at the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama, who will speak on "Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh Miocene." Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A&B. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm

February 3, 2014 BPS Meeting

February's program is titled "Piecing Together the Paleogeography of Coal Age Alabama." Speaker Jim Lacefield will examine the geography of Coal Age Alabama and highlight some of the factors that helped produce the rich and diverse record of fossilized life that existed here during the Pennsylvanian Period; factors that included the unusual tectonic and environmental changes that were taking place here during that time. LOCATION: Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A&B. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm

Wetumpka Crater Events Set for January 30th to February 1st

Wetumpka Crater Events Set for January 30th to February 1st

If you have not been on a tour of the Wetumpka Impact Crater, you have missed a great history lesson. About 85 million years ago a very large meteor hit where Wetumpka sits today. It created a five-mile wide crater that is still visible near the city.

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, February 1, 2014 (All day)

January 6, 2014 BPS Meeting

NOTE: The business meeting will be from 6:00-6:30, program will start at 6:45.

Our January meeting will be devoted primarily to our annual election of officers. A brief program by James Lamb will follow.

LOCATION: Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A and B. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

October 22, 2013 - Teacher Workshop

The annual Science Teacher Workshop was conducted by the University of West Alabama, and the Geological Survey of Alabama.  Volunteer assistance was provided by members of BPS.

 

August 24, 2013 - Cretaceous Fossils - Dallas Co, AL

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