Ordovician deposits of the Saint Petersburg area (proposed dates: September 3-6, 2019): Saint Petersburg and vicinity. Sightseeing in Saint Petersburg (including Zoological Institute [RAS]), fossil collecting at quarries and outcrops exposing Ordovician rocks.
One-day excursion to Upper Carboniferous (Moskovian) deposits of the Moscow region, about 100 km distance from Moscow, at a rich locality with Palaeozoic echinoderms and other invertebrate fossils (mostly brachiopods, corals, bryozoans, molluscs) as well as Jurassic taxa such as ammonites, belemnites, etc.).
Trip to the White Sea Biological Station of Moscow State University (WSBS) The White Sea Biological Station (WSBS), named by A.N. Pertsov, is an educational/research centre under the auspices of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University. The station is situated on the Karelian coast of the White Sea. The biological station is used as a base for training students from Moscow State University in marine science, geography, geology, etc. During the summer season more than 350 students of five faculties of Moscow State University join different field courses at the station. The excursion will include an introductory session to marine animals near the WSBS, trawling and work on a research vessel.