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!
Parking Limited at the the Bowie Community Center. With the ongoing construction in the shopping center, there is very little parking immediately adjacent to the Community Center. When attending MGS meetings, members and visitors can park on Sadler, Sussex, and Shawmont Lanes which intersect Stonybrook Drive across from the Community Center. Parks and Planning has advised that parking restrictions on these streets will not be enforced during the construction.
Next MeetingSunday, November 15, 2015.
General Meeting and Holiday Party
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.
WARNING: Due to construction, there is no parking at the Community Center. We can park on Sadler, Sussex, and Shawmont Lanes across from the Center.
Mineral of the Meeting: TBA
Other Clubs' Shows & Events
October 11: Natural History Society of Maryland event: Fossils & Dinosaurs. This admission-free event, from 1 to 4 p.m., features talks by Peter Kranz on Maryland's dinosaurs and Ralph Eshelman on fossils from the Calvert Cliffs. It will be held at 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 212206. More information is available here.
October 31: Natural History Society of Maryland nature book sale. The NHSM will be selling hundreds of science and nature-themed books, magazines, journals, and pamphlets dating from the 1800s to the present. The main sale, open to all, is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NHSM headquarters: 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206. More information is available here.
November 7-8: Mineralogy Symposium sponsored by the Friends of Mineralogy - PA Chapter. This symposium (with a field trip on the 8th) will be held at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. More information is provided in a press release available here.
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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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