Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fall fossil field workshop for teachers in Alabama

The Geological Survey of Alabama, The University of West Alabama, the Black Belt Museum, the Birmingham Paleontological Society, Discovering Alabama, and the Alabama Geological Society, are once again offering a one-day workshop for teachers. Participants will spend the day learning how to study fossils and how to use them to understand other characteristics of the rocks in which they are found. Participants also will have the opportunity to collect Cretaceous marine fossils, ranging from oysters to mosasaur teeth. One year, somebody found a fossil turtle. Each participant will receive a copy of Jim Lacefield's book, "Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks." This profusely illustrated volume, published by the Alabama Museum of Natural History, is easily one of the best and most comprehensive geology books written for the general public.

Spaces are quite limited, and they are filling up, so if you want to sign up, do it soon!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fossils-of-the-Black-Belt-690641810945830/

If you have any questions, just ask.


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