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 December will be James Lamb, Curator of Paleontology at the Black Belt Museum in Livingston, Alabama. He will speak on "What happened in the world of paleontology in 2013." Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A. Free and open to the public.
NOTE: Business meeting will be from 6:30-7:00; Program will begin at 7:15.
NOTE: The business meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:00, Program will begin at 7:15.
Our speaker for November is Riley Chandler who will speak on Pterosaurs. Riley has twice appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show and enjoys delivering dinosaur presentations at schools and museums. You can view some of Riley’s appearances and presentations at http://www.rileytalk.com/
Location: Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room B&C. Free and open to the public.
This one day workshop will be in Livingston, Alabama on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. 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. The cost is $15. Teachers will find fossils at a research site, receive a copy of Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks by Dr.
Pleae note the program will begin at 6:45 and the business meeting will begin at 8pm. The October meeting will be at McWane Science Center.
Our speaker for October is David Kopaska-Merkel of the Geological Survey of Alabama who will speak on "Fossil Reefs of Alabama." McWane Science Center; Special Events Center Level 3. Free and open to the public.
Please note that our September meeting will take place on Monday, September 9 due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Our speaker for September is Drew Gentry, UAB doctoral student, who will speak on "Pleistocene Ichnofauna of White Sands, New Mexico." Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room B&C. Free and open to the public.
The "Fossils of Alabama" exhibit was in the Ellenburg Art Gallery at the Homewood Library during the month of July. On Sunday, July 28, BPS hosted an open house for the community. It was a big hit with kids of all ages, who had the opportunity to get up close and personal with fossils, and dig for their own fossils in the sand pit.
After a morning spent collecting in the HOT gullies, we cooled off at lunch in a torrential downpour. Luckily the weather cleared up in time for collecting in a nearby creek, which was delayed a bit while we had to find the access road under all the kudzu! Yes, it's taking over Alabama!
This trip is always popular in spite of the distance. It's always well worth the drive, and again this year, a number of fossils in very good condition were found.