Science on Tap – JAX is a science speaker series creating deeper conversations and understanding of scientific topics relevant to the Jacksonville community.
Current Paleontology Research in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah presented by Dr. Barry Albright of the University of North Florida. Dr. Albright currently teaches Earth Science courses in the Department of Physics at UNF. He received his BS in oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology, a Masters in geology/paleontology from Louisiana State University, and the PhD in geology/paleontology from the University of California, Riverside. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida/Florida Museum of Natural History, and prior to his employment at UNF, Dr. Albright was Curator of Geology and Paleontology at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.
It was over those years that Dr. Albright began research in southern Utah where he returns each summer to continue his field work and studies on a variety of aspects of paleontology and geology. His research has also taken him to Antarctica, Patagonia and Mongolia, and he has additional current projects in Wyoming, Mississippi and South Carolina. Prior to Dr. Albright’s academic life, he worked in the Caribbean as a yacht captain and in Alaska as a King Crab fisherman.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-talk mix and mingle. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. A question and answer session with the audience will be held immediately following the talk.
The event is at Intuition Ale Works and is free and open to the public.