A new member benefit: Free Admission to Canadian Fossil Discovery Center

Posted: June 15, 2018
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Center (www.discoverfossils.com) is offering SVP members free Family Admission and access to collection room and lab. The museum has the largest collection of marine reptiles fossils in Canada and the largest publicly displayed mosasaur in the world.  To ensure access to the collection and lab, SVP members can contact in advance by emailing info@discoverfossils.com or calling +1-201-822-3...  Read More

Dinosaur....in a brewery

Posted: June 8, 2018
Rhinegeist brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio gets a new dinosaur skeleton, Galeamopus, thanks to paleontologist Glenn Storrs at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The dinosaur will be housed in the brewery from early May through August 14th. And of course, there is a beer named in its honor: Brittlebrain, as an homage to the dinosaur's latin name, which roughly translates to "needs helmet". Read more about this story and happeni...  Read More

SVP legal action update of Grand Staircase and Bears Ears National Monuments

Posted: May 29, 2018
SVP's legal action against reduction of Grand Staircase and Bears Ears national monuments is still underway.  We are waiting for judicial ruling on a motion by Department of Justice to transfer to Utah district court, after which things should move forward.  See details from our co-plaintiffs Grand Staircase Escalante Partners: https://gsenm.org/legal-updates/   SVP Executive Committee and DC members visited memb...  Read More

SVP against theropod auction by Aguttes Auction House

Posted: May 29, 2018
SVP is concerned about an upcoming auction of a scientifically important theropod by Aguttes auction house in Paris.  https://www.aguttes.com/uploads/File/Communique_Aguttes_DINO_04062018_EN.pdf  SVP has written to Aguttes auction house requesting that their sale sale of a scientifically important theropod dinosaur be cancelled and that arrangements be made to put the specimen into the public trust.   http://ver...  Read More

Support for Student Travel to IPC (deadline April 15)

Posted: April 3, 2018
The Geological Society of America, Paleontological Society, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology are providing travel grants (in the range of $500-1000) for student members who will be presenting at the 5th International Palaeontological Congress in Paris, France.Eligibility: Student members of the Geological Society of America, Paleontological Society, or the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Students must be presenting thei...  Read More

SVP at March for Science (April 14)

Posted: April 3, 2018
SVP will team up with the Paleontological Society again this year at the April 14 March for Science Event in Washington D.C.  The activities begin at 9 am with expo tents on the National Mall at 15th and Constitution NW.  There will be a 12:30 pm rally followed by a 3 pm march to the capitol building.  Those who wish to join SVP and Paleo Society can meet at 10 am at Pershing Park (corner of Pennsylvania and 14th Stree...  Read More

International Prize for Biology

Posted: March 23, 2018
This year's International Prize for Biology will go to a paleontologist. The prize is a BIG deal (past winners include Ernst Mayr, Nancy Moran, Joe Felsenstein). Consider nominating someone by April 20. https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-biol/index.html  Read More

SVP files second lawsuit against Bears Ears reductions

Posted: December 7, 2017
Broad Coalition Sues to Stop Trump Administration’s Unlawful Dismemberment of the Bears Ears National Monument A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists sued the Trump Administration today to strike down the President’s extreme overreach of authority in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument.  The President...  Read More

Questions and Answers about SVP's lawsuit

Posted: December 7, 2017
If you are interested in learning more about why SVP is suing over cuts to Grand Staircase and Bears Ears National Monuments, please see the latest in Science Magazine.  Read More

Why SVP is suing over Monument reductions

Posted: December 4, 2017
Earlier today President Trump announced that he will make large cuts to Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in Utah.  Scientifically important paleontological resources motivated the creation of both monuments.  High priority is therefore given to inventorying and protecting their paleontological resources and special funding is available for researchers who work on monument property.    S...  Read More

Key Center School in Springfield, Virginia wins SVP’s National Fossil Day drawing

Posted: November 22, 2017
Key Center School in Springfield, Virginia has an exciting new addition, Teratophoneus, a tyrannosaur relative of T. rex.  To highlight awareness of the spectacular fossil finds at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, SVP held a drawing in October at its National Fossil Day booth on the Mall in Washington, DC.  Visitors were allowed to enter their school to win a life-size, museum-quality cast of the skull of this...  Read More

NSF 18-510 RCN-Undergraduate Biology Education, new solicitation

Posted: November 9, 2017
RCN-UBE (NSF 18-510) is designed to enhance undergraduate biology education using networks of faculty and professionals to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and educational activities. The theme of RCN-UBE proposals can be on any topic likely to enhance undergraduate biology education. RCN-UBE provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, to address interdisciplinary topics, to explore innovative ideas for i...  Read More

Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments

Posted: October 27, 2017
SVP members may have seen today’s news that President Trump plans to visit Utah in December where he will announce that he will cut the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments. Rumors have it that he may reduce them by as much as two thirds their current size. This move would be disastrous for paleontological science and would undermine the progress SVP has made in securing protection for vertebrat...  Read More

APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research Scholars

Posted: October 11, 2017
The 2017 APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research Scholars is available to doctoral students, who are U.S. citizens and residents, wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world.   APS provides $5,000 for the winning candidates.   Applicants can get more information through the given link: APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research Scholars    Read More

Win a Terataphoneus replica for your school on National Fossil Day with SVP

Posted: October 7, 2017
For National Fossil Day, SVP will be hosting tables on the Mall in Washington, DC. Our theme will be paleontology at National Monuments, with a focus on Grand Staircase-Escalante’s fabulous Late Cretaceous record. We will be giving out Beasts of the Grand Staircase trading cards, designed by David Orr of Blue Aster Studio, and toy Diabloceratops and Nasutoceratops from Safari, Inc. Best of all, we will hold a drawing for a sc...  Read More

Grand Staircase-Dinosaurs for your National Fossil Day event

Posted: October 7, 2017
Holding a fossil day event?  Teaching a paleo class? SVP has produced a Dinosaurs of the Grand Staircase flyer that would make a great handout.  Designed by Blue Aster Studio, the cover features portraits of six dinosaur species found at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  The back has information about the dinosaurs, as well as the spectacular paleontological resources at the Monument.   Paleontologica...  Read More

A Celebration of Life for Mike Getty

Posted: September 28, 2017
Saturday, October 7 at 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm 1919 Scirocco Drive SW Calgary, Alberta Canada   There will be an open mic so come prepared with your Michael stories, tall, true or larger-than-life (like Mike). He would insist. If you have pictures you’d like to share for our slideshow PLEASE email them to Chandra_Johnson@hotmail.com Please share this invitation via Facebook with your friends or family that were close t...  Read More

Orange County California seeking bids for running Cooper Center

Posted: September 18, 2017
Orange County, California is seeking bids to partner with them in running the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center.   To view this bid opportunity, please click on the link below or enter the link information into your web browser address bar. 012-C009992-LS - PRESERVATION AND CURATION OF COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCES.https://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=view&auc=2018109    Read More

Volunteer Opportunity in Bears Ears National Monument, Utah in August/September 2017

Posted: August 23, 2017
Robert J. Gay and Allison Stegner are looking for 10-20 dedicated volunteers who are interested in helping paleontologists  and possibly others, in looking for and documenting fossils, and potentially excavating permitted sites, in Bears Ears National Monument. Click on the following links here to learn a bit more about the work Rob and Allison have been doing in Bears Ears: http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2017/02/14/paleontolo...  Read More

Grad Program Survey

Posted: August 8, 2017
The Student & Post-doctoral Liaison Committee (S&PLC) needs your help updating the Graduate Programs in Vertebrate Paleontology database! If you are a student or mentor, please take five minutes to respond to a survey about your program. SVP students represent almost 200 institutions around the world and we are looking for current, accurate information about all of them. The S&PLC will use all gathered information to crea...  Read More
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