Delaware Valley Paleontological Society Fossil Fair
Education, Hosted By Delaware Valley Paleontological Society
Took place on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 through Sunday, March 31st
Lulu Shriners Temple Hall
5140 Butler Pile, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Fossil Fair is just about here once again. On Friday, March 29th along with our friends with the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, we will be setting up for our 19th year at Lulu Shriners Temple Hall, 5140 Butler Pile, Plymouth Meeting, PA. The show this year will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 30th & 31st. Saturday March 30 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday March 31, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Admission - Adults $5.00 – Kids under 12, $1.00. Uniformed Scouts Free. Included will be 2 dozen dealers specializing in minerals, gems, jewelry and of course FOSSILS. There will be displays presented by the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society and the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, the second oldest such organization in North America. There will be activities for kids, Scouts and adults alike. Speakers – Our always popular speaker series will continue this year in The Merrymac Room. We have the following speakers scheduled: 2PM Saturday Dr. Paul Olsen, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. Paul’s interest and research examine patterns of ecosystem and extinction as a response to climate change over geologic time. Paul is a native of New Jersey and as a youth, collected at the Riker Hill dinosaur footprint site. He was later instrumental in that site becoming a National Natural Landmark. 1PM Sunday Dr. Ted Daeschler, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Ted studies Devonian deposits, the age of fishes. His particular interest is how tetrapods evolved from fishes. He has worked extensively at the Red Hill, Pa site, discovering an early “limbed” fish. He has worked in arctic Canada where he discovered Tiktaalik roseae, a tetrapod with scales, a neck and legs. Ted has recently returned from his second trip to Antarctica looking for fish and tetrapods in Devonian deposits. His presentation is entitled, Exploring for Devonian-Age Fossils in Antarctica.