Celebrate the First Annual National Fossil Day™ USA on October 13, 2010
Dear SVP Members,
The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the American Geological Institute (AGI) are partnering to host the first annual National Fossil Day™ on October 13, 2010 during Earth Science Week. The mission of National Fossil Day™ is to celebrate and promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
We realize that many of our SVP members will be in Pittsburgh on October 13 celebrating the study of vertebrate fossils at the annual SVP meeting. We ask that you please inform your institutions, colleagues, and communities about National Fossil Day™ so that they have the opportunity to plan and/or participate in events that celebrate the significance of fossils during Earth Science Week.
Follow the links below to find out more about National Fossil Day™ and the programs being held in celebration of fossils and their preservation on U.S. public lands. If you live in the USA, please consider asking your institution to officially endorse National Fossil Day™. You may also contribute information to the NFD Web site about celebrations taking place at your institution or in your community.
Find out more about National Fossil Day™.
Find a list of National Fossil Day™ Activities or to contribute an event to the Web site.
Robin Whatley and Stuart Sumida
Co-chairs SVP Education & Outreach Committee
See Whats Happening at the SVP Annual Meeting on National Fossil Day
Open Forum Discussion of the U.S. Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) of 2009
Wednesday, October 13, over the lunch hour
Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, East Lobby
The SVP has long been an advocate and was instrumental in the enactment of Paleontological Resources Preservation (PRP) legislation, the new authority for permitted and non-permitted collection of paleontological resources on applicable U.S. Federal lands. It became law (PL 111-11) under the Omnibus Public Land Management Act (OPLMA) in March 2009.
U.S. Federal agency representatives invite questions and concerns about the OPLMA-PRP. A panel of Federal employees will provide background information and facilitate discussion during an open microphone session.
NOTE: Boxed lunches will be available for purchase in advance when registering for the meeting. Boxed lunches cannot be purchased on site.
Bureau of Land Management
Bruce A. Schumacher
USDA Forest Service
Barbara A. Beasley
USDA Forest Service
Vincent L. Santucci
National Park Service
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