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14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
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Fossil Club Membership

Join the Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club and increase your knowledge of life in the Miocene and take advantage of special field trip opportunities. Click here for an application/renewal form.

Fossil Club FacebookFossil Club Wordpress BlogStay up to date current findings and topics by following the Fossil Club Facebook page and Wordpress blog.

Fossil Club Meetings

Meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis on Saturdays and begin promptly at 1 p.m. in the lounge on the top floor of the museum. All meetings are open to the public - you do not have to be a current CMMFC member to attend a meeting. Members are encouraged to come early to see the new on-goings at the museum and to bring and set-up their own recent fossil finds. Various related fossil topics, club issues, etc. are discussed at the meetings, as well as updates from the Paleo Staff of the Calvert Marine Museum on recent finds and new additions to the museum's permanent collection. Whenever possible, these new items will be on display. Beverages and snacks are usually provided and additional "finger food" contributions are always appreciated. Meetings are an hour to an hour and a half in length and are, whenever possible, followed by a free public lecture by a visiting distinguished guest in the Harms Gallery.

2014 Fossil Club Meeting schedule:

Saturday, September 13, 2014
1 p.m. in the Museum Lounge. Free public lecture to follow at 2:30 p.m. in Harms Gallery. Dr. Bruce MacFadden of the Florida Museum of Natural History will be our guest lecturer.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Noon at the Chestnut Cabin at Scientists Cliffs - Potluck lunch and meeting

Fossil Club Field Trips

For all trips, contact Bob Ertman at or 410-533-4203 as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday before the trip. Remember to include your cell phone number. Please remember to call in for yourself and family members, or for another club member, on the date and time indicated. Current memberships in both the Fossil Club and the Calvert Marine Museum are needed to go on the trips. Information on directions, lodging, meeting times and meeting places will be provided at the call-in.

Upcoming Fossil Club Field Trips:.

Bob Ertman is working on the fall schedule.  He would like to combine St. Clair with a trip to nearby Hawk Mountain to see the raptor migration and Monarch butterfly migration; possibly the weekend of September 20 & 21.  Other trips will include Purse St. Park, likely Scientists Cliffs, trilobites near Wardensville, WV, and a December trip to Odessa and the C&D Canal (on a Sunday to avoid deer hunters).


Fossil Club Elected Officers & Volunteers*

Mike Ellwood, President:
Grenda Denns, Vice President:
Christa Conant, Treasurer:
Flo Strean, Secretary:  (e-mail address not available)
Pam Platt, Membership Chairperson:
Stephen Godfrey, Editor*:
Robert Ertman, Fall Field Trip Leader*:
Spring Field Trip Leader*:  (to be determined)

Paleontology Quick Links


Fossil Identification Guide Fossil Identification Guide 

Where to Find Fossils Where to Find Fossils 

Fossil Field Experience Fossil Field Experience 

The Ecphora
The Ecphora 

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Articles, Books, and Library Paleo Article and Books 

Gallery Guide Gallery Guide 

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