Summer Symposium

Welcome! Please join us on the weekend of August 3 & 4, 2013 for the 7th Annual Summer Symposium at the Paleontological Research Institution!

Saturday, August 3 will feature posters and presentations by professionals, students, and amateurs whose research covers paleontology, earth science or earth science education. We will host about 20 speakers on Saturday, including a keynote talk by Dr. William Stein of Binghamton University. Breakfast, lunch, and the evening barbecue are included with registration. Presentations will run from 9:00am (breakfast starts at 8:00am) until the barbecue begins at 5:30pm.

Headed to Staghorn Point!

Credit: Agitpropist via Wikimedia Commons

On Sunday, August 4 Dr. Carl Brett of the University of Cincinnati will lead a field trip from PRI focused on the Finger Lakes’ Devonian geological history. The field trip will run all day (9am to 5pm) and will end in the afternoon with a boat tour of the Staghorn Point reef assemblage on Skaneateles Lake! The field trip will include lunch, but guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water. Please be sure to bring hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc. and wear closed toe shoes.

Proceed to the registration page to sign up for one or both of these exciting days. If you are doing research, please also sign up to share it with us in a talk or a poster presentation! Both talk and field trip slots are limited, so register today.

We look forward to seeing you this summer at PRI!

Special Offer!

The first 15 registrants will receive a free stuffed Eurypterid!

stuffed Eurypterid

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