If you're looking for Alabama fossils, this is the place to come!
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.
BPS is a little different from most rock/ fossil/ mineral groups. Our original purpose (More . . .)
Our speaker on May 4 will be Roger Sauterer, Assistant Professor of Biology at Jacksonville State University, who will speak on “A time to die: The Permian world and the great mass extinction." Hoover Public Library, Children’s Programming Room at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public.
Please note - this is a different meeting room from normal. Upstairs, not downstairs. Go in the front door, bear left. Quickly start looking for stars on the floor, then follow them down the hall to the meeting room.
The Mississippi Museum of Natural History in Jackson presents a "Fossil Road Show" each year. The public is invited to bring their "mystery rocks" and have them identified. It also provides a venue for local groups to showcase their rocks, fossils, and club activities. BPS members Don and Jill Hill set up a fossil exhibit for BPS, and spent the day telling visitors about the Alabama fossils on our exhibit tables, visiting with other like-minded groups, and checking out the numerous exhibits.
Our speaker for April is Takehiro Ikejiri, Research Associate, Alabama Museum of Natural History, who will speak on "Late Cretaceous vertebrates from Alabama: Who was really affected by the Chicxulub impact?" Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A/B. Free and open to the public
Geoscientists have unveiled a computer model that maps the details of Earth's tectonic dance in 1-million-year increments.
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 " Evolution: How It Works" Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room C. Free and open to the public.
Our speaker for February is George Phillips, Paleontology Curator at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, who will speak on Bryozoans. Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A/B. Free and open to the public.
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.
Our speaker for December is James Lames, Curator of Paleontology at the Black Belt Museum and Professor of Zoology at the University of West Alabama. He will be speaking on “What happened in the world of paleontology in 2014.” Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room C. Free and open to the public.
Note: this is the 2nd Monday due to room reservation conflicts.
BPS members went to North Shelby Public Library, where they did a presentation to approximately 53 students and their parents. Riley Chandler gave the presentation on Dinosaurs, and Don Hill and Vicki Lais set up the fossil exhibit. There were numerous give-aways available, including posters, postcards, and fossils. One young attendee announced to Ms. Higgins "this was the best Homeschool Hangout, ever!" Thanks to all those who came to hear the talk!