The Bulletin
Editor - Jack Kallmeyer

May, 2017

Dr. Carl Brett’s Best Ever

TThe Dry Dredgers is pleased to again welcome UC Professor Carl Brett as our featured guest speaker this month. The program will be entitled, “Fossil Echinoderms of the Middle Silurian in North America: An Age of Crinoids and Anachronistic Faunas.” Carl recently presented this talk at the MAPS Expo and received rave reviews from those attending as, “the best keynote program we’ve ever had”

Dr. Brett received his Ph. D. from the University of Michigan in 1978 and began a 20 year career at the University of Rochester that same year. We have benefitted from Carl’s presence at U.C. since 1998. An avid supporter of the Dry Dredgers, Carl’s scientific interests include the relationship between paleontology and sedimentary geology. One of Carl’s most familiar works to the Dry Dredgers is his publication with U.C. professor Thomas Algeo of, “Sequence, Cycle & Event Stratigraphy of Upper Ordovician & Silurian Strata of the Cincinnati Arch Region.” This field trip guide has been a valuable resource for many Dry Dredgers working the exposures along the A-A Highway.

TIME: 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday, May 26, 2017
PLACE: Room 201 Braunstein Hall
University of Cincinnati Campus
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Beginner's Class
by Greg Courtney

The Beginner’s Class will be held at 7:15 PM, Friday, May 26th, in room 301 Braunstein Hall, one floor up from the regular meeting room. Greg will present an introduction to Ordovician fauna and fossils. He will also include tips on how to identify fossils and the tools that are needed. He will also expplain how to collect & start a collection. Specimen samples will be shown.

May Field Trip: For Members Only
by Bob Bross

This is a field trip for member’s only as the site is very small. If the site proves to be inaccessible due to recent rains, we will still meet at the same rendezvous point and proceed to another location for collecting.

Since this trip is for members-only, for field trip details and instructions, please see your May bulletin, which is distributed to members via email and via US Mail.

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