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!
A Bit Of What Went On At The July Meeting
The MGS newsletter The Rostrum was well represented in the awards recently announced by the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies for outstanding contributions to member clubs' newsletters. Among the honors were two Trophy Awards, the highest made. Bob Farrar won with Hardscrabble Mining in Morocco, and Lyle Peterson took a trophy award for his poem titled Extraction. The May, 2014, issue of The Rostrum in which these two pieces appeared is available here. Bob's article begins on page 5 and Lyle's poem can be found on page 10. The list of the many MGS award winners this year appears on The Rostrum award page.
MGS Members Win EFMLS Awards for Rostrum Contributions
MGS members, please contribute to this tradition of excellence by submitting an article, a poem, or a drawing to Editor Rick Smith for a future issue.
Next MeetingSunday, September 20, 2015.
General Meeting and Annual Auction
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.
Note: Due to construction, parking may be limited.
Mineral of the Meeting: TBA
Future Rockhounds of America
The MGS is now participating in the Future Rockhounds of America program, sponsored by the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Participating youth can earn badges for completion of activities in a host of areas related to rocks, minerals, and fossils. Detailed information on the program and badge requirements can be found on the AFMS Future Rockhounds webpages. Parents, if you are interested in having your child participate, please see Rick Smith at the next MGS meeting, or contact him via email or by phone at (410) 247-3961.
The first official meeting of the group was held at the July meeting (see pictures elswewhere on this page) where our charter members received their Future Rockhounds of America patch and also completed their Collecting activity badge.
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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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