The Stout Research Center Laboratory and Collection Hall is open to the public as part of select community and ABDSP events.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE 2017
October 21, 1pm to 3pm
October 22, 9am to noon
Thank you for visiting our Open House!
Our theme for 2017 was
"No Bones about it"
and featured our collection of tracks, both from the collection and in situ 3D images, and trace fossils from the vertebrate, plant and invertebrate collections.
Did you know we were thought to have Dinosaur tracks from the 1920s until the 1960s?
Visit us again in 2018!
Paleontology and geology lectures, fossil curation and laboratory preparation workshops,and field surveys are held each Friday, November thru May.
First Meeting November 3, 2017
Join us at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor's Center from 9am to 4pm.
The first lecture will be an Introduction to the Anza-Borrego Desert.
9am: Introduction to the Paleontology Society
10am: Lecture: Introduction to the Anza-Borrego Desert
12-1:30pm: lunch break 1:30-4pm: Collection Hall, Laboratory and Library tour
For more information call Dr. Lyndon Murray, District Paleontologist
(760) 767 - 4974
email us at email@example.com
Our Monthly Certification Class lectures are open to the public. Check the listing below for the location of the talk.
2017-2018 lectures: click on the links below to read more
Introduction to ABDSP
Stromatolites Past and Present &
Their Contribution to the Development of Life on Earth
with Mary Pat Weber
ABDSP Visitor's Center at 10am
ask for the Paleontology Program location
"Surf, Sand and Stones: How Waves, Earthquakes and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast"
with Keith Meldahl
at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, 401 Tilting T, at 10am
Steve and Kathleen Holen
"The Cerruti Mastodon"
SDSU Emeritus Professor Monte Marshall
The San Andreas Fault
Returning to talk about the San Andreas Fault from the Sea of Cortez to the Transverse Ranges.
Monte will also be talking about the history of Astronomy.
And will lead a field trip on Saturday to the Mecca Hills.
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"Capturing Elephants in Riverside County"
ABDSP Visitors Center - Discovery Lab, 10am
Elephants in California? Absolutely! These were extinct species excavated by paleontologists during the construction of the Diamond Valley Reservoir, in Riverside County. James Bowden will share his experiences as one of the paleontologists that collected fossils on this amazing site, which included mammoths, mastodons, saber tooth cats, and many other fascinating animals. Hear his inside stories, which are not known by the general public, about these fossils, their discovery, their excavation, and their preservation. Through slides, entertaining stories, and items to view, discover why this collection has been so important and how it affects all of us today!
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The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor's Center is at the end of Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs.