The Maryland Geological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, study, and display of all aspects of the geological sciences. Members include amateur and professional fossil and mineral collectors. Membership is open to all.
The club meets at the Community Center in Bowie, Maryland, on the third Sunday of every other month, beginning in January. Visitors are welcome!
Next MeetingSunday, November 18, 2018
Meeting runs from 11 am to 3 pm
at the Bowie Community Center,
3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, Maryland 20715
Directions to the Center can be found
under the Activities tab above
or at this link.
Holiday Party and Election of Officers
Mineral of the Meeting: TBA
A list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S. is on the EFMLS' calendar.
Shows & Related Events
Selected shows and related events are listed below:
MGS members are invited to participate in trips in the next several months hosted by the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club. Information on these trips, including locations, dates, and how to sign up, is on the MGS Trips page.
The Calvert Marine Museum opened a new exhibit on April 6 titled "Dinosaurs of Maryland" which features, among other fossils, several on loan from MGS members Mike Folmer and Rick Smith. MGS member Flo Strean provided important financial support for this exhibit. The exhibit is on the Mezzanine Level of the museum and runs through the end of 2018.
MGS Members Contribute to Calvert Marine Museum's Dinosaurs of Maryland Exhibit
A selection of MGS newsletter articles written by MGS member Dr. Michael Hutchins, who passed away in early 2018, can be found here. Donations in his honor may be made to the Dr. Michael Hutchins Impact on Wildlife Fund.
Paleontologist Bretton Kent at an MGS meeting:
Amateur collectors make paleontology possible.
The Maryland Geological Society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
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