April 24-28, 2018
workshops | symposia | fieldtrips
platform and poster presentations
Pre- and Post-Meeting Field Trips
Our tradition is to provide optional activities prior to and after the body of the Annual Meeting. These are opportunities for those who have some additional time to devote to maximizing their educational and recreational experiences at the meeting.
Pre- and Post-meeting activities, including field trips, include additional fees to cover transportation and materials costs.
If you are going to make the trip to Nebraska, why not get the most out of your time? We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 24th, and please stay to enjoy the wonderful Ashfall Fossil Beds trip on Saturday, April 28th, 2018!
Field Trips are open to
meeting registrants but spaces are limited. Register early to secure your choices. If you have questions about the registration process or are having difficulty, please
Pre-Meeting Field Trips
(Tuesday, 24 April 2018)
Ford Conservation Center and Steamboat Bertrand $35 USD
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium $50 USD
Special Post-Meeting Field Trip
(Saturday, 28 April 2018)
Ashfall Fossil Beds $40 USD
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park 8:00 AM - 7:00 PMOur premier field trip is planned for Saturday, April 28. Because the Ashfall Fossil Beds is an adventure no one should miss, it is our only event planned for our final day. Transportation for up to 54 people will be provided and in-transit showings of the Nebraska ETV Emmy-winning documentary Paleo Sleuths will help to pass the time. There may also be a showing of some “paleo-parody features” that will give you ample opportunity to make fun of one or two paleontologists you may know. Free on-board WiFi will also be available for those who just can’t bear to be unconnected.
At Ashfall, we will see exquisitely detailed, articulated skeletons of Miocene wildlife: Rhinos, horses, camels and other mammals, preserved in situ in their death positions. Site taphonomy, conservation strategies and super volcanoes all will be up for discussion!
The Friends of the Museum Ashfall Fossil Beds Chapter will be providing lunch for all participants.
Photos by Gregory Brown and Annie Griffiths