Meetings & Lectures

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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- SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF THE FIRST ANIMALS ON LAND, Kenneth (Chris) Gass, BA Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, author of several books and peer-reviewed articles on paleontological subjects.

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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