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, May 15, 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.
Jt. Meeting with American Fossil Federation
Speaker: Dr. Bretton Kent on "The Rise and Fall of the Neogene Giant Sharks."
Mineral of the Meeting: Aragonite
Aragonite from Sefrou, Morocco. Image by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com, and reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. It is available from Wikimedia Commons.
WARNING: Parking is limited at the Community Center. Park on Sadler, Sussex, and Shawmont Lanes across from the Center.
The Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club has invited MGS members to join it on the following trip:
June 5, Purse State Park, MD. Trip to collect Paleocene fossils along the Potomac River. More information on this trip, including how to sign up, is available on the Trip page.
For a full list of club shows in the eastern region of the U.S., go to the EFMLS' calendar. Selected shows and related events listed below.
Shows & Related Events
Chesapeake Gem and Mineral Society's 27th Annual Gem and Mineral Show on May 21 in Towson, MD. More information 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.
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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