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SPNHC meeting

SPNHC 2000 - Halifax, Nova Scotia 
July 10-14, 2000
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is 
having its 15th annual conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from July 
10-14, 2000. This meeting is being co-hosted by the Geological Survey of 
Canada (GSC) and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. The theme for 
this year's meeting is " Maritime Natural History" which is very 
appropriate to be celebrating in historic Halifax founded in 1749, by 
Edward Cornwallis. An epicenter of entertainment, there's a fusion of old 
history and eclectic lifestyle to be enjoyed by all. Program highlights 
include preconference field trips such as whale watching at Brier island, 
minivan tours to historic Annapolis Valley home of the Acadian dykes, south 
shore historic Peggy's Cove, as well as world renown fossil site at Joggins 
in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. A one-day post-conference permits workshop 
entitled " Across Borders" will end the conference on 14th July 2000. The 
keynote address will be provided by Steve Blasco on exploring the wreck of 
the famous Titanic. Special paper sessions include maritime heritage, 
general session, maritime environment/marine mammals and invertebrates, 
paleolithic maritime cultures and finally land sea interaction to be held 
at the world famous Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO). See http:// 
nature.ednet.ns.ca/nature/SPNHC2000/ for details.