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Flight. Insects, pterosaurs, birds, bats and even the seeds and pollen of plants all enjoyed the advantages and the perils of flight long before humans were around to envy them. Our 2015 Founders Symposium, Fossils & Flight, explores what the fossil record reveals about how life conquered the skies.

The Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) Founders Symposium brings scientists, fossil lovers and artists together every other year. First held in 1999, it was organized to promote the exchange of information and ideas between the avocational and professional paleontological communities. Proceeds from our Founders Symposium are the primary source of funding for WIPS grants and scholarships programs, which benefit researchers and students in the field of paleontology. The 2015 program will include:

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