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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.

November 10, 2014 Program - Uplift of the Tibetan Plateau

Our speaker on November 10, 2014 is Dr. Delores Robinson, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The title of Dr. Robinson’s talk will be “Uplift of the Tibetan Plateau." Hoover Public Library, Theater Conference Room at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

ALLELE Series - UA - Dinosaurs Without Bones

Dr. Tony Martin will present "Dinosaurs Without Bones: What Dinosaur Trace Fossils Tell us About Evolution" on Thursday, October 2nd 2014, in the Biology Building Auditorium (Rm. 127) at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

 

Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Fossils of the Black Belt Workshop Tuesday Oct 21

This one day workshop will be in Livingston near Selma, Alabama on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  Taught by professors from the University of West Alabama and geologists from the Geological Survey of Alabama, it is primarily for science teachers, and will help integrate real earth science into the curricula.

October 6, 2014 program - Alabama’s Biodiversity: What we have, why we have it, and why it matters.

Our speaker on October 6 will be Dr. R. Scot Duncan, Associate Professor of Biology and Urban Environmental Studies at Birmingham-Southern College.  Dr. Duncan will be speaking on “Alabama’s Biodiversity:  What we have, why we have it, and why it matters.” He will also have copies of his recently published book, Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity, available for purchase after the program.

Hoover Public Library, Theater Conference Room, Business meeting at 7pm, program at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

September 2014 BPS Meeting

Our speaker on September 8 will be Dr. Dana Ehret, Curator of Paleontology for the Alabama Museum of Natural History at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Ehret will present “New Fossil Finds for 2014” highlighting some of the new fossils the Alabama Museum found this Spring and Summer. Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public.

 

Date: 
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

August 4, 2014 - Ingersoll Shale and Rise of Flowering Plants

August’s program is titled "Cretaceous Park - the Ingersoll Shale and the rise of flowering plants."  Dr. Brian Axsmith of the University of South Alabama will examine the significance of the plant fossils at this important site in Russell County and show some of the other fossils from the site including feathers and insects in amber. 

 

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:15pm. Hoover Public Library. Free and open to the public.

 

Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:00pm

July 7, 2014 Program - "Wyoming Fossil Sites"

Our July speaker is BPS President Leisa Whitlow, whose presentation will focus on various fossils and fossil sites of Wyoming.

The business meeting will start at 6:30 PM, followed by our program at 7:15.

Hoover Public Library, downstairs across from the Library Theater.  200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, Alabama.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

June 2, 2014 Program - "Upper Mississippian Crinoids of North Alabama."

Our June speaker is Gabe Ward, a University of Alabama geology student, who will be speaking on "Upper Mississippian Crinoids of North Alabama." Those with Mississippian fossils that they would like to have identified are invited to bring them to the meeting.

The BPS business meeting starts at 6:30. The program starts at 7:15pm and is free and open to the public..



 

Date: 
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:15pm

May 5, 2014 Program - "The Secret Life and Death of Wood: Alabama's Petrified Wood"

Our May speaker is Dr. Richard Carroll, an expert on coal systems at the Geological Survey of Alabama, who will present a lecture titled "The Secret Life and Death of Wood: Alabama's Petrified Wood".

The BPS business meeting starts at 6:30, and the program starts at 7:15pm.

SPEAKER: Dr. Richard Carroll

TITLE:  Lecture - "The Secret Life and Death of Wood: Alabama's Petrified Wood"

WHEN:  Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:15-8:15 pm

Date: 
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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