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2017 BYU Geological Sciences Alumni Dinner and/or Field Trip

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Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center

1 Campus Drive

SkyRoom, 6th floor

Provo, UT 84604

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**Please register by September 27th**

To register over the phone, call 801-422-2164

Wednesday, Oct. 4 BYU Geological Sciences Alumni Dinner - Attend this annual Homecoming event for the BYU Geology Alumni. This casual dinner will include a program and ample opportunity to network.

Saturday, Oct. 7 2017 Alumni Field Trip - 7:00 a.m.

Meet at the BYU Museum of Paleontology (The field trip will be leaving the museum at 7:00 AM sharp.) in order visit the following sites with fellow Geological Alumni:

- BYU Museum of Paleontology: Observe dozens of skeletons from the Saints and Sinners Quarry before heading into the field.

- Saints and Sinners Dinosaur Quarry: Located in the Nugget Formation of northeastern Utah, this site has yielded 15,000 bones of over 70 individuals, including articulated skeletons. The fauna contains nine vertebrate genera – many new – including a coelophysoid theropod dinosaur, crocodylomorphs, drepanosaurs, and a pterosaur. All were preserved on the shoreline of a Late Triassic oasis on the middle of a dune field. See evidences of an interdunal environment, the oasis, a drought, bones of the dead buried during haboobs, and tracks and burrows of survivors.

- Dinosaur National Monument: Tour the famed “Wall of Bones” with Monument paleontologist Dr. Daniel Chure and learn fascinating facts about the quarry’s dinosaurs and geology. Discover how BYU graduate student Rebecca Esplin is working with the Monument to put all the bones and skeletons from the site into one spectacular GIS map and database.

Field trip leaders: Drs. Brooks B. Britt and Daniel Chure

- Lunch included.

Attendees will be returning later in the evening.

**This trip is not suitable for those 18 years and younger. If you have registered a child for the field trip, please let us know so we can adjust the headcount**

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In lieu of a charge for this event, we would invite you to donate to the “Geology – Hamblin Mentored Field Trip” fund. This fund supplements students going on the annual geology field trip. Any amount would be welcome. We appreciate you as our alumnus!


Brooks B. Britt
Associate Professor


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Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center

1 Campus Drive

SkyRoom, 6th floor

Provo, UT 84604

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