Welcome to the Austin Sierra Club
In 2016 participate in an Austin Sierra Club Outing! We offer an incredible variety of activities - leisurely greenbelt walks, rugged wilderness hikes, camping--developed state parks and no-frills primitive, biking-- colorful neighborhood streets and quiet country roads, kayaking--gentle lakes and roaring rivers, bat watching, star gazing, geology exploring, snowshoeing, picking up litter, and restoring native habitats. Last year we hosted over 200 events and this year plan to do even more.
The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the north dining room of Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto. Come as early as 6:00 p.m. for happy hour and ordering eats.
Next Monthly Meeting: Tuesday. March 8th.
March 8, 2016. Not Enough Skeletons in the Closet: Voucher-Based Collections in an Age of Conservation Conscience with Christopher J. Bell, UT professor in vertebrate paleontology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences. Dr. Bell is an award-winning teacher with a unique style. His research centers on investigating patterns of vertebrate evolution, biodiversity, and biogeography, especially over the last two million years of earth history; current emphases are on osteology, anatomy, and systematics of squamate reptiles (lizards, snakes, and amphisbaenian) and turtles. The courses he teaches range all over the Geoscience spectrum, including Life through Time, The Age of Mammals, Natural History Museum Science, and Morphology of the Vertebrate Skeleton. For the latter course, he built a collection of fish head skeletons that he acquired through trips to the Central Market fish counter. Bell received a BS in Geology from The College of William & Mary, and an MS in Quaternary Studies from Northern Arizona University. After graduation he worked at the San Bernardino County Museum in southern California. In order to take breaks from the city, he spent his weekends in the dessert, looking at lizards, watching their habits, and examining their bones. After this, he went to Berkeley, where he studied paleontology and vertebrate biology. He received his PhD in Integrative Biology in 1997, then immediately moved to the University of Texas at Austin.
All the Austin Sierra Clubs Events, Outings, and Meetings are posted on our Meet Up Calendar. Sign Up for our Meet Up Calendar and you will recieve email notices for our calendar postings, and you then be able to sign up to particpate in those events.
For more Information Please Visit our MEETINGs Page.