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.
BPS is a little different from most rock/ fossil/ mineral groups. Our original purpose (More . . .)
Our February speaker will be Dr. Bill Fowler who will present a program titled “Fluorescence in Fossils.” Dr. Fowler studied fluorescence as part of his graduate work in chemistry at the University of Florida. He will bring to the meeting a UV light and some of the fossil specimens covered in the talk for viewing after the presentation. Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A at 7:30pm. Free and open to the public.
BPS is excited that we can now share more information on the finding and excavation of a new species of dinosaur found by the Birmingham Paleontological Society on one of their monthly field trips several years ago. Dr. Jan Novak found the first of the bones,
Here are some interesting links to various publications, online databases and other resources to be found at McWane Science Center.
The January speaker 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 2015.”
The business meeting, including elections and installation of officers, will begin at 7pm. The lecture will begin at 7:30.
Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A. Free and open to the public.
Our speaker has had to cancel a the last minute due to illness. The program will be re-scheduled. The business meeting will still be held beginning at 7pm.
CANCELLED December speaker, to be rescheduled - 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 2015.” Hoover Public Library, Meeting Room A. Free and open to the public.
The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa celebrated National Fossil Day at Smith Hall on October 21 - a week late this year - all the paleontologists were attending the annual SVP meeting on National Fossil Day! BPS was invited to set up an exhibit, along with a number of other exhibitors, including the Geologic Survey of Alabama, the Marine Science Club, the Alabama Museum of Natural History (who had spectacular specimens on display), geology classes, and the Evolutionary Studies Club. There were a couple of paleontolgists giving lectures, and the opening of a new exhibit at Smith Hall la
A trip back to the gullies, not as hot as usual, actually very pleasant. A number of shark vertebra and various fish fossils and jaws were found. Several shark teeth and enchodus teeth were also found.
Weekend trip to a creek in Butler county, Alabama, with several members camping out for the long holiday.