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.

BPS is a little different from most rock/ fossil/ mineral groups. Our original purpose (More . . .)

Pangea - Tectonic Plate Movement

Geoscientists have unveiled a computer model that maps the details of Earth's tectonic dance in 1-million-year increments. 

April 6, 2015 BPS Meeting

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

Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

March 2, 2015 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 " Evolution: How It Works" Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room C. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

February 2, 2015 BPS Meeting

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.

Date: 
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

January 5, 2015 BPS Meeting

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 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

December 8, 2014 Program - The 2014 Year in Paleontology

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.

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

November 19, 2014 - Homeschool Hangout

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!

 

October 19, 2014 - BPS Lecture & Exhibit

BPS traveled to Munford, AL one beautiful Sunday to do a lecture and fossil exhibit for the Alabama Freethought Society.

 

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