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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.

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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. Two FREE public lectures to follow in the Harms Gallery.
1:30 p.m. Summer Intern Donald Morgan III will speak on Stable Isotopic Analysis of Miocene Crocodile Teeth.
2:30 p.m. Dr. Bruce MacFadden of the Florida Museum of Natural History will present FOSSIL - A National Network of Amateur and Professional Paleontologists in the U.S.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Chestnut Cabin at Scientists Cliffs - Potluck lunch, meeting, and presentation.


Fossil Club Field Trips

For all trips, contact Bob Ertman at robertertman@msn.com 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:.

Sunday, September 21, 2014: Possible trip to Scientists Cliffs.

Saturday, October 4, 2014: Purse State Park.

Saturday, October 18, 2014: St. Claire, PA and Hawk Mountain (raptor migration).

Saturday, November 29, 2014: Odessa, DE, for petrified wood.


 

Fossil Club Elected Officers & Volunteers*

Mike Ellwood, President: mellwood@comcast.net
Grenda Denns, Vice President: grenda.dennis@gmail.com
Christa Conant, Treasurer: christa101@comcast.net
Flo Strean, Secretary:  (e-mail address not available)
Pam Platt, Membership Chairperson: papfossil@earthlink.net
Stephen Godfrey, Editor*: Godfresj@co.cal.md.us
Robert Ertman, Fall Field Trip Leader*: Robertertman@msn.com
Spring Field Trip Leader*:  (to be determined)

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