The symposium will include both invited and volunteered platform and poster presentations. Fossil preparators and collections professionals will present papers regarding care and preservation of fossil resources, to compliment a day of workshops and field trip through the park and collections facilities. Conference attendees will receive a copy of a proceedings volume, including papers generated by the meeting.
Petrified Forest National Park was established in 1906 to protect petrified wood and other fossils from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in northeastern Arizona. These fossils have been researched for over 100 years resulting in the publication of hundreds of papers, forming a cornerstone for Late Triassic paleontological studies in North America.
Registration Fee: $65. Covers all events and includes a copy of proceedings volume.
Participants will have a choice of two of the following workshops:
- Introduction to molding and casting of museum objects
- Welding for mounted specimens and armatures
- Roundtable discussion on publication and building the preparation literature
- 3D visualization of collections using laser scanning equipment and software
Click here for a list of talks/posters
|April 10||Paleontological Resources field trip|
|Evening: Welcome Reception in Holbrook, Arizona|
|April 11||Preparation and Collections Symposium, Petrified Forest National Park|
|Evening: BBQ Social, Petrified Forest National Park|
|April 12||Choice of Morning and Afternoon Workshops|
|Evening: Dinner Reception, Holbrook, Arizona |
For more information contact:
Petrified Forest National Park
PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028