2007 Annual Conference and Field Trip

GANJ XXIV  Contributions to the Paleontology of New Jersey (II)

Friday, October 12 and Saturday October 13, 2007
East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Friday, October 12th

12:00 am - 5:00 pm     Registration
10:00 am to 1:30 pm   'Teaching Forensic Geology' workshop (Dansbury Commons, Lower Lounge)

1:40 - 1:50 pm             Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Emma C. Rainforth, GANJ President
1:50 - 4:10 pm             Technical Session
4:15 - 5:15 pm             Teachers Workshop, Sterling Hill Mining Museum
5:15 - 6:15 pm             Keynote Presentation, 'The Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction' - Dr. Paul Olsen
6:30 - 8:00 pm             Banquet and Business Meeting (Dansbury Commons, Lower Lounge)

1:50-4:10 Technical Session

1:50-2:10    Trace Fossils from Silurian and Devonian Strata at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey – Robert Metz, Kean University
2:10-2:30    The Devonian Bivalve, Archanodon catskillensis: – A Status Report on the First Freshwater Mussel from New Jersey – John A, Chamberlain, Jr., Brooklyn College, City University of New York 
2:30-2:50    Estimating Speeds of Dinosaurs from Trackways: a Re-Evaluation of Assumptions – Melissa Manzella, Ramapo College of New Jersey
2:50-3:10    Ichnotaxonomic Updates from the Newark Supergroup – Emma Rainforth, Ramapo College of New Jersey
3:10-3:30    The Paradox of Large Carcharhinoid-Type Shark Vertebrae in the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey - Martin Becker, William Paterson University of New Jersey
3:30-3:50    The Geological Setting, Taphonomy, and Paleoecology of a Deltaic Cretaceous (Turonian) Amber-Bearing Deposit in Central New Jersey - Paul C. Nascimbene, American Museum of Natural History 
3:50-4:10    Overview of Rubin Hill Road locality, Montague township, NJ – Arlene Castleman, NJ Paleontological Society

Teachers' Workshops:

10:00-1:30  Teaching Forensic Geology  Dr. Nelson Eby, University of Massachusetts-Lowel
  4:15-5:15  The Proposed Fossil Discovery Center and The Sterling Hill Mining Museum Educational Programs:
Past, Current and Future
  Dr. James O. Brown, Sterling Hill Mining Museum


Saturday, October 13th

8:00 - 5:00 Field Trip: Contributions to the Paleontology of New Jersey II


  Last Modified 2007, December 15