Meetings & Lectures

Visit the website for La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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 La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Los Angeles. Parking is available for Members behind the museum by means of a special Member parking pass.


CALENDAR                       

APRIL 8, 2018-“DINOSAURS ON ICE; FOSSIL HUNTING IN THE MESOZOIC OF ANTARCTICA.”  Dr. Nathan Smith, Associate Curator, Dinosaur Institute, NHM.

MAY 20, 2018-“FOSSILS OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.” Aaron Miller

JUNE 3, 2018-“TREASURES BENEATH OUR FEET-FINDING FOSSILS AND DODGING BULLDOZERS IN URBAN AMERICA.” Eric Scott, Principal Manager/Paleontologist, Cogstone.

JULY 8, 2018-SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS AND BACKROOM TOUR OF PAGE MUSEUM- Members only.

AUGUST-DARK

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 (Saturday)-“BIRDS OF STONE, Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs.”  Dr. Luis Chiappe, V.P. of Research and Collections, NHM.  *Please note that this meeting will be held on a Saturday instead of Sunday, and will begin at 1:00 P.M. 

OCTOBER 7, 2018- “RESILIENCE: THE KEY TO MARINE CONSERVATION IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE,” Amanda Godbold, graduate Student, USC, and winner of the second annual GSA GBGM student presentation award.

NOVEMBER 4, 2018-“REMARKABLE NEW FOSSILS FROM THE BURGESS SHALE AND THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION OF COMPLEX LIFE ON EARTH.” Dr. Robert Gaines, Professor of Geology, Pomona College.

DECEMBER 2, 2018-POT LUCK HOLIDAY PARTY, SILENT AUCTION, AND GIFT EXCHANGE.

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