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.

The Society meets in Classroom 4 at the George C. Page Museum in Los Angeles. Parking is behind the museum.




JANUARY 15, 2017-“The Fossils of the Palos Verdes Hills” -Joe Cocke, author of the same title, as well as “Common Land Snails” and “Fossil Shark Teeth of the World.”

FEBRUARY 12, 2017- “Ups and Downs in the Himalaya-Cambrian Trilobites as a Key to the World’s Highest Mountains.” Dr. Nigel Hughes, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside.

MARCH 5, 2017-“THE HISTORY OF WOMEN  AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY”-Maria Rodriguez; and “LA’S EPICC FOSSILS AND THE GREAT SCAPHOPOD HUNT.”-Katy Estes-Smargiassi, Assistant Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology, NHM. *These two speakers are in place of Dr. Nathan Smith, who had a scheduling conflict.  He will be speaking at a future date.

APRIL 2, 2017-“Crocodiles in Orange County. Who Knew?”  Mark Roeder.

MAY 7, 2017-“Stromatolites; What, When, Where, and a Californian Perspective.” Stanley Awramik, Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara.

JUNE 4, 2017-“PTEROSAURS: THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS,” Dr. Sandra Carlson, Paleontologist, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, U.C. Davis.

JULY 9, 2017-Science Fair Winners; Behind the Scenes Tour of the Page Museum.


SEPTEMBER 10, 2017-“TEETH, TEETH, THOSE FOSSIL TEETH, MIOCENE MAMMALIAN FOSSIL TEETH FROM NEBRASKA.”          Dr. Ann Platzer, Biologist, Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of California, Riverside, Retired.

OCTOBER 8, 2017-“SAUROPODS IN PORTUGAL IN THE LATE JURASSIC,” Dr. Jorge Mocho, NHM, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology .

NOVEMBER 5, 2017-“PROBLEMATICAL FOSSILS, PROBLEMATICAL MOLLUSKS.  FUN FOSSILS I HAVE KNOWN.”  Dr. Bruce Runnegar, Paleobiologist, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.