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!
There were many fossils and minerals on display at the November meeting. Just a few of these treasures are shown below. Charlie Shyab brought in a beautiful cluster of megalodon shark teeth from the Calvert Cliffs (first photo below). Tom Piscitelli had a rich array of fossils he found at North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, including a small Cretaceous nautiloid (second photo below). Among the great fossils and minerals Mark Bennett displayed at the meeting was this roughly six inch long geode filled with deep purple amethyst crystals (third photo below). For photos of more fossils brought to the November meeting, check out the MGS Gallery page.
Seen at the November Meeting
2017 DuesPlease pay your 2017 MGS membership dues. They are due by December 31st and are still just only $15 for the year.
Next MeetingSunday, January 15, 2017.
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.
Speaker Topic: TBA
Mineral of the Meeting: TBA
The National Park Service's Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program is offering a 12-week paid paleontology internship to investigate, document, and assess fossils exposed at Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm in Oxon Hill, MD. Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. More information, including deadlines and contacts, is available on this flyer.
Local Paleontology Internship for College Student or Recent Grad
No trips planned at the present time
A list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S. is on the EFMLS' calendar.
Shows & Related Events
Use the MGS WebSightings page to read the latest stories posted on the web about new finds and research on fossils and geology.
Latest Fossil- and Geology-Related Stories on the Web
The Paleontological Society has established a new membership category for amateur and avocational paleontologists beginning in 2017. The discounted annual fee is $30 and carries with it all of the benefits of regular membership, including online access to The Society's two journals. Member benefits are outlined here. You can join online or via a paper form here. The President of The Society, Arnie Miller, invites your questions about this new membership category at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paleontological Society Membership
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 September/October newsletter can be downloaded here.
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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