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.
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.
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.
JANUARY 6, 2019-“WHEN SEA MONSTERS RULED NEW JERSEY: CLASSIC FOSSIL SITES OF THE EAST COAST”- Alan Zdinak-Preparator, NHM, Vertebrate Paleontology
FEBRUARY 10, 2019- “DINOSAUR FOSSILS FROM THE FUKUI MUSEUM OF JAPAN,” Nikhil Shah
MARCH 3, 2019-TOPIC TBA-Dr. Jorge Velez Juarbe, Assistant Curator of Marine Mammals (living and extinct), NHM.