The Museum of Opole University invites for a report entitled “Palaeontological treasures from Opole area”, which will be presented by Dr hab. Adam Bodzioch, prof. UO – chief of the Laboratory of Palaeobiology at Opole University. The talk will take place at the Collegium Maius UO (pl. Kopernika 11, s. 18) on June 13, 2016 at 11.00.
The report by Dr hab. Adam Bodzioch, prof. UO is presented during the XIV Opole Science Festival.
The exhibit has been opened as a permanent one at the Museum of Opole University. It can be visited during opening hours of the museum.
The European Centre of Palaeontology (ECP) was founded on January 26, 2016 and received status as an all-university unit organised by the initiative from the Laboratory of Palaeobiology at the Department of Biosystematics at the Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences.
At the territory of the Opole area there are some scientifically very important palaeontological localities allowing to study the history of life over more than 350 mln. years. Amongst others, Krasiejów, Odra, Bolko or Folwark quarries have been studied during many years already. The Laboratory of Palaeobiology permanently provides exploration in the quarries mentioned, which is why the huge collection of fossils has appeared. These fossils are very important not only for science but also for didactics or exhibition. This collection is of interest to scientists from the whole world.