The Bulletin
Editor - Jack Kallmeyer

November, 2016

Exotic Echinoderm Evolution 

The Dry Dredgers welcome Sarah Sheffield as our featured speaker this month. Sarah’s talk will be, “The Evolutionary Relationships of the Diploporitan Echinoderms.”

Sarah is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Tennessee’s Earth and Planetary Sciences Department and will be graduating in May 2017; she received her M.S. in 2013 from Auburn University and her B.S. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. Sarah’s research focuses on understanding the evolution and diversity of blastozoan echinoderms by reexamining museum collections and finding new field localities in under sampled areas of the globe.

Sarah has been a recipient of the Dry Dredgers’ Paleontological Research Award (2014, 2016) and used the grant money for travel expenses when visiting the museum collections in Prague, Czech Republic and Tallinn, Estonia.

TIME: 8:00 PM 
DATE: Friday, November 18 2016
PLACE: Room 201 Braunstein Hall (Old Physics Building) 
University of Cincinnati Campus
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Beginner's Class
by Greg Courtney

The Beginner’s Class will be held at 7:15 PM, Friday, November 18, in room 301 Braunstein Hall, one floor up from the regular meeting room. This month’s program is a continuation of last month’s program topics - an introduction to Ordovician sea life, collecting our local fossils and how to identify them. Greg will discuss tools and strategies to use and reveal helpful resources from the club. There will be many actual fossils to see. This is a great program for the first time visitor and beginning collector.

No Field Trip in November

There are no field trips in winter. The next Dry Dredgers field trip will be March 25, 2017

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