U.C. Professor Aaron Diefendorf will be our featured speaker this month. The title of his program will be, "A deep time perspective on our future from plant fossils and organic geochemistry."
Dr. Diefendorf’s research interests are focused on reconstructing changes in paleoecology, paleoenvironment, and paleoclimate using organic and stable isotope biogeochemical tools. His current research is developing tools to reconstruct changes in terrestrial paleoecology and paleoclimate using fossil
TIME: 8:00 PM
DATE: Friday, February 28, 2014
PLACE:Room 201 Braunstein Hall (Old Physics Building)
University of Cincinnati Campus
Click here for directions to the meeting room
The Beginner’s Class meets at 7:15 PM Friday, February 28, in room 301 Braunstein, one floor up from the regular meeting.
This month’s class will be given by the three amigos in a tag team contribution. Greg Courtney will show his big snail zone rock slabs. Ron Fine has made a wonderful slide show on Ordovician snails and will bring in his beautiful display case of snails. Steve Felton will bring in a variety of fossil snails and share his expertise and stories. Steve Felton has been the past recipient of the Paleontological Society Harrell Strimple Award and the Katherine Palmer Award from the Paleontological Research Institute.
Even if you’re a long time member consider coming for this celebration of Gastropods.
Directions: I-71/75 in Covington to Exit 191/12th Street. At the end of the ramp, head east on 12th Street. In 0.7 of a mile, turn right (south) onto Scott Street/KY 17. In about one mile, turn right onto Wallace Avenue – and a block later, left onto Madison Avenue; this keeps you on KY 17. In 0.5 miles, bear slightly left to go onto James Avenue/KY 16 (which at some point will change to 30th Street). The building (118 East 30th Street) will be on your right.
There are about 10 spaces next to the building, and several other areas to park nearby. According to Dan, he can handle up to 40 people in a group. The facility will be open for visiting from 10:00 to 2:00; please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Ideally, we should try to have most visiting in the morning so we don’t tie Dan up all day.
As you all know by now, we had to postpone our January 25th trip to Miami University due to inclement weather – in hindsight, it was the correct decision.
Three things have occurred as a result:
1. The museums were excited about our visit and remain eager for us to
2. Interest was very high among our members.
3. Indoor field trips can be cancelled (outdoor ones, of course, never are!)
As of this writing, we are trying to reschedule the trip; watch your email for a special announcement when that has been confirmed. The details in that email will also include directions and a parking pass.
It’s February, the ground is covered with snow and ice – and yet, over a dozen people have already asked to sign up for the 2014 Penn Dixie Weekend (June 20th- through the 22nd - Friday through Sunday).
Since interest is there we’ll start collecting names now. Please note you don’t have to commit now – and you can always change your mind later – but it also means receiving periodic details on the upcoming event. If you wish to put your name on the list now, please send an email (preferred method) to our Field Trip Chair (Bob Bross) at email@example.com.
The schedule for that weekend:
Friday – Ridgemount Quarry (or Penn Dixie for those not going to Canada)
Saturday – Penn Dixie, amateur radio station, astronomy night
Sunday – Penn Dixie (and we’ll see if 18-Mile Creek will be legally accessible)
March 1st is the deadline for applications for the Dry Dredger’s Paleontological Research Award(s) for 2014. If you or anyone you know is doing basic research in Paleontology and stratigraphy and may be interested, details and the application form are available on the Dry Dredgers web site www.drydredgers.org. Award(s) are open to anyone doing research whether amateur, student or professional paleontologist.
More interesting articles are found each month in the Bulletin Emailed to members of the Dry Dredgers. Click here to join.
The password to the members-only area of drydredgers.org can be found in the full-version of the bulletin emailed and snail-mailed to paid-up members. Another great reason to join!
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