Welcome

The Southern California Paleontological Society, founded January 5, 1960, is a non-profit organization which pledges itself to work in cooperation with scientific institutions and for the preservation of the fossil record. Participation is invited in the program to collect, preserve, and study paleontological material.

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Sifting for shark teeth and whale bones at Ernst Quarry

MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS
The Society meets monthly for an informative program about fossils and fossil collecting. At the meetings, members display fossils collected on the Society’s monthly field trips to fossil localities in Southern California and the Southwest.

Unless otherwise noted, Society meetings begin at 1:30 PM on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors are welcome. In August, there is no meeting.

MEETING PLACE

The George C. Page Museum of the La Brea Discoveries
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California   90036

Parking is behind the museum.  Use the rear entrance, and meet in Classroom 4.

JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY
Members receive a subscription to the Bulletin of the Southern California Paleontological Society. Published bi-monthly, the Bulletin features articles about fossils and fossil collecting, national and international paleontological findings, Society events, and other items of interest to its readers.

Click here to download a sample issue of the Bulletin.

HOW TO JOIN
To join the Society, or obtain a yearly subscription to the Bulletin, please send $18.50, payable to the Southern California Paleontological Society, to

Southern California Paleontological Society
1411 Goodman Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Click here to download a membership application form.

SCPS AWARDS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
For nearly 60 years, the Los Angeles County Science Fair has showcased thousands of outstanding scientific studies.  In addition to helping to sponsor the Fair, SCPS presents its “Awards for Academic Excellence” for several paleontology related projects each year to students in both the Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12) Divisions.

Click here for more information about the SCPS Awards.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
SCPS is grateful for the many years of cooperation and assistance we have received from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, check the rest of our site.  Or click this link to e-mail us! SoCalPaleo@yahoo.com


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