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.
JANUARY 14, 2018-“SAUROPOD DINOSAURS OF THE UPPER JURASSIC OF PORTUGAL.” Dr. Pedro Mocho, Geologist and Biologist, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Dinosaur Institute, NHM, specializing in the evolutionary history of sauropod dinosaurs.
FEBRUARY 11, 2018-“NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST: UNRAVELING THE TRAVELS OF HORNED DINOSAURS.” Dr. Andrew Farke-Augustyn Family Curator and Director of Research and Collections, Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology at the Webb Schools.
MARCH 4, 2018- “HOW TO BREAK THE ‘LAW OF THE UNSPECIALIZED’: ALLIGATORS IN CENOZOIC NORTH AMERICA.” Dr. Jessica Miller-Camp, Museum Scientist, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside.
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,” Dr. Luis Chiappe, V.P. of Research and Collections, NHM. *Please note that this meeting will be held on a Saturday instead of Sunday.
OCTOBER 7, 2018-TBA
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.