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 20, 2016.
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 Meetings & Trips tab above
or at this link.
Elections & Holiday Party
Mineral of the Meeting: TBA
October 9 (tentative date): Junior Member collecting trip to Brownies Beach, MD.
November 26: John Wolf Memorial collecting trip to Odessa, DE.
More information on these trips can be found on the Upcoming Trips page.
A list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S. is on the EFMLS' calendar. Selected shows and related events are listed below.
Shows & Related Events
Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show on September 26-27. Sponsored by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Inc. The show will be held at the Howard County, MD, fairgrounds. More information on the event is available here.
Annual Paul Desautels Micromineral Conference on October 14-16. Sponsored by The Baltimore Mineral Society. The symposium will be held at the Friends School, Baltimore, MD. More information is available here.
Ongoing - Nature Connections programs from 1 to 4 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month by the Natural History Society of Maryland. Information on upcoming programs available at the Nature Connections page.
Paleontologist Bretton Kent at the May 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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