Paid VicPS members will have received an emailed invitation from member John Kitson regarding a field trip he will lead on Sunday, March 26. Please respond by email to John if you are planning to join the group.
If you want to know your Bostrychoceras from your Glyptoxoceras, this workshop’s for you! Ammonites are the most abundant fossil cephalopods on the planet. With over 1,500 recorded genera and 10,000 species, identification can be daunting. In this 2-hour, hand-on workshop, BCPA Chair Dan Bowen will share tips and tricks for ammonite identification including basic terminology, morphology and key diagnostic characteristics as they relate to the most common ammonites found in BC. Test your new-found skills on workshop specimens, or bring your own specimens for practice.
Please join us March 8, 7:30PM at our regularly scheduled monthly meeting for an update on the following:
FOSSIL FAIR – TENTATIVELY Sat., March 25, 2023
Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary recently confirmed they do want to partner with us on the Fossil Fair this year on Saturday, March 25th. That’s only a few weeks away! Our ability to respond depends upon our volunteer capacity. If you’re available that weekend, please consider volunteering. VicPS President Jerri Wilkins will briefly review what’s involved so that VicPS as a group can decide if we have the capacity to proceed.
MARCH FIELD TRIP
Usually there is no March field trip due to efforts focused on the annual Fossil Fair. If the Fossil Fair doesn’t go forward, we’ll plan a field trip.
SYMPOSIUM 2023 UPDATE
Registrations and Abstracts are coming in and the Symposium is on track to be a fulsome four-day event. VicPS President Jerri Wilkins will present a behind-the-scenes peek into how the event is shaping up and will play out. This is primarily for members who are not involved in planning, to see what the planning team’s been up to, and where your talents will be needed as we get closer to June.
All paid VicPS members will have received details as to how to connect to and participate in this virtual meeting. Please contact Jerri Wilkins at our vicpalaeo gmail address for these same details, if needed.
Early bird registration of $125 CDN (+tax) remain in effect until Friday, March 3rd, 2023, after which rates increase to $145 CDN (+tax). To enjoy the discount, register soon at: 14th BC Paleontological Symposium Registration, Fri, 9 Jun 2023 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite.
Final registration closes April 15th, 2023. A special student rate of $85 CDN (+tax) is also available.
Thank you to those in the paleontology community who have submitted Abstracts for the 14th British Columbia Paleontological Symposium. Abstracts will continue to be accepted until midnight this Friday, March 3rd, 2023.
If additional time is required, please contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to arrange an extension.
Paleontology presentations or posters which relate to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are welcomed and encouraged, as are presentations on other changes significant to the field of paleontology.