SCA CO-SPONSORS HGS 2011 ANNUAL GUEST NIGHT
SCA provided sponsorship for another successful Houston Geological Society Guest Night, which took place at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on May 21st. The speaker was Derek Main, Lecturer in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Derek presented his fascinating work at the Arlington Archosaur discovery site with a talk entitled “Wildfire Paleoecology along the Cretaceous Coast of Texas”. The site, located between Dallas and Ft. Worth, is yielding significant new fossils from the Woodbine Formation including a 95-million year old, “super-predator” crocodile.
HGS members and their families attending the event enjoyed an excellent meal seated at tables located throughout the museum’s many intriguing exhibits, and also had the opportunity to view the IMAX film “Born to be Wild 3D”, a new film about rescue centers for orphaned animals in Borneo and Kenya. Hal Miller, SCA’s Sr. Vice President accepted a plaque from the HGS acknowledging SCA’s continued sponsorship of this annual event.