Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ice Worlds and Thier Fossils

“Ice Worlds and Their Fossils” Symposium to Explore Cool Times on Earth

Early registration is now open for March 16-17, 2013 event.
Denver (November 5, 2013) – The Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) invites anyone interested in fossils and science to join them at “Ice Worlds and Their Fossils,” a weekend symposium set for March 16-17, 2013. The event will be held at the Green Center, Colorado Schools of Mines, 16th and Cheyenne Streets, in Golden.

Many may know about “The Ice Age,” usually a reference to Earth’s most recent global cold snap that abated 12,000 years ago. Fewer people know that the last two million years may have seen 50 or more glacial advances and retreats—and that glacial climates are far from a recent phenomenon in Earth’s history. Over a dozen speakers will tell the story of how glaciations and ice ages have shaped life on our planet, including top scientists from organizations such as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Smithsonian, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

 “Ice Worlds and Their Fossils” will also offer an art gallery featuring the work of local natural science artists as well as exhibits from organizations such as the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, and displays of fossils.

An early registration discount is available until January 7, 2013, and a highly discounted rate is available for students. The two-day event is $75 for early registration and $85 if registering after January 7th.  One-day registration is $40 until January 7th and $50 thereafter. Student registration is $15/day. For details and to register, visit westernpaleo.org and select “symposium.”

About the Founders Symposium and the Western Interior Paleontological Society

Founded in 1985, WIPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific, educational and charitable activities related to paleontology, the study of fossils. The Founders Symposium, held every other year, honors the individuals who formed and guided the Society in its early years. Proceeds help fund WIPS grants and scholarships for researchers and students in paleontology.

 This seminar is suitable for the older pebble pups and the Earth Science Scholars group.

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