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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.

August Meeting of the Birmingham Paleontology Society

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

April 7, 2014 BPS Meeting

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.

Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:15pm

Volunteers needed for season at Gray Fossil Site (WAFF.com)

An opportunity for volunteers to work with paleontologists from East Tennessee State University and the General Shale Natural History Museum. 

March 3, 2014 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 "Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh Miocene." Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A&B. Free and open to the public.

Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm

February 3, 2014 BPS Meeting

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.

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm

Wetumpka Crater Events Set for January 30th to February 1st

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.

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, February 1, 2014 (All day)

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