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.
FEBRUARY 10, 2019, “HUNTING DINOSAURS IN THE BADLANDS OF ALBERTA, CANADA”-World-renowned paleontologist, Dr. Philip Currie, professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, who helped describe some of the first feathered dinosaurs. Areas of expertise: theropods, the origins of birds, and dinosaurian migration patterns and herding behavior.
*PLEASE NOTE: the meeting will begin earlier, at 12:30 P.M. Because of space limitations, attendance limited to members only and invited guests.
MARCH 3, 2019, “WALRUSES: A STORY OF EVOLUTION AND GIGANTISM” Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe, Paleobiologist, Assistant Curator of Marine Mammals (living and extinct), NHM.
APRIL 7, 2019, “MODERN MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES MEET PALEONTOLOGY’S PAST: AN INSIGHT TO WHERE WE ARE WITH THE GENUS, ‘OCINEBRINA’ (GASTROPODA: MURICIDAE: OCENEBRINAE) IN THE NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC.” Shawn G. Wiedrick, Assistant Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology, NHM.
May 5, 2019- “HOW TO MAKE A DINOSAUR” –Jack Horner-famed paleontologist known for discovering and naming Maiasaura, providing the first clear evidence that some dinosaurs cared for their young. He was the technical advisor for all of the Jurassic Park films, and was the partial inspiration for Dr. Alan Grant, the lead character in the franchise.
June 2, 2019- PENDING
July 7- Science Fair Winners; Back-Room Tour of the Page Museum- Limited to Members Only!
September 8, 2019- “UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT CORAL REEF CRISIS USING THE FOSSIL RECORD”- Amanda Godbold, paleontologist, PhD candidate at USC.