The Bulletin
Editor - Jack Kallmeyer

November, 2014

Diving for Fossils

Our featured speaker for November will be Carl Fechko whose program is entitled, "Scuba Diving For Fossils." Carl’s talk will include information on: necessary equipment, education and training for open-water scuba certification, specific diving locations where fossils may be found, and a detailed account of the wonderful fossils that are found by scuba diving. Video of underwater collecting in the Gulf of Mexico will be an added bonus. His best fossil find is that of an Acanthodian spiny shark that turned out to be the oldest-most complete jawed vertebrate in the fossil record at 425 million years old. The specimen was donated to the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada.

Carl received his B.S. in biology from Xavier University and his Masters in Education from Cleveland State University class of 1988 and has retired after teaching science for 35 years in the Cleveland City Schools. Having taught computer programming at the Cleveland State University College of Education, Carl created the website and is webmaster for The North Coast Fossil Club:

TIME: 8:00 PM 
DATE: Friday, November 21, 2014
PLACE: Room 201 Braunstein Hall (Old Physics Building) 
University of Cincinnati Campus
Click here for directions to the meeting room
Click here to see photos of previous meetings.and more info on our meetings.

Beginner's Class
by Greg Courtney

The Beginner’s Class meets at 7:15 PM Friday, November 21, in room 301 Braunstein Hall, one floor up from the regular meeting room. Greg’s featured program this month continues his introduction to trilobites with a look at our favorite local trilobites and some exotic ones. The program includes videos, photos and specimens.

Field Trip
by Bob Bross

 There will not be a field trip this month as the weather can be somewhat dicey. We’re working on an indoor field trip for the beginning of the year and preparing for our Spring outdoor trips.

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