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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.