Annual Meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska

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 contact
Gregory Brown at for assistance.

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 PM

Our 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

Host Committee

Gregory Brown, Co-Chair
Shane Tucker, Co-Chair

George Corner
Carrie Herbel
Rob Skolnick
Jeremy McMullin
University of Nebraska State Museum

Conni O'Connor
Annual Meeting
Committee Chair
Florissant Fossil Beds National

Website Development

Lisa Herzog
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Deb Wagner
University of Texas at Austin

Aaron Giterman
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Annual Meeting Host Committee

Greg Brown ( Tucker (,

Carrie Herbel ( | University of Nebraska State Museum

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