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!
Among the objects members displayed at the July meeting were:
Seen at the July Meeting
A very fine collection of shark teeth brought in by new Junior MGS member Mason who found these at Brownies Beach:
An egg case (4" in length) from a modern Horn shark from California displayed by MGS member Tom Piscitelli:
Several pictures of others items seen at the July meeting are included in the MGS Gallery.
Next MeetingSunday, September 16, 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.
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
None scheduled at this time. More information on MGS field trip policies is on the 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
Software engineer Ian Webster has created a fascinating, interactive 3-D tool to explore not only how the Earth's tectonic plates changed over deep time, but what happened in specific locations (for example, where you live). Webster's creation is the subject of a recent article on the IFLScience website. It's quite a trip into the past.
Our Changing Planet in Deep Time
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.
The FOSSIL Project, sponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History and funded by the National Science Foundation, is networking amateur and professional paleontologists and their organizations. Its Summer 2018 newsletter can be found here.
FOSSIL Project - Latest Newsletter
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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