Fossil Club

Fossil Club Displays at Patuxent River Appreciation Days

Fossil Club Meetings

Meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis. All meetings are open to the public - you do not have to be a current CMMFC member to attend a meeting.

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 shared during the meeting. Whenever possible, meetings are followed by a free public lecture by a distinguished guest.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

CLUB MEETING:  Annual potluck at 12 p.m., followed by meeting at 2 p.m.

PUBLIC LECTURE: The talk is free and open to the public, beginning at 3 p.m. in Harms Gallery
J P Hodnett
The guest lecturer will be J.P. Hodnett from Dinosaur Park in Laurel Maryland, His talk is titled “The World of Dinosaur Park”.
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The sediments of the M-NCPPC Dinosaur Park, located south of Laurel Maryland, represent an approximately 115-112 million year old environment that was rich in plant and animal life. Since 2018, new research demonstrates a more complex ecology than previously recognized based on new discoveries and new interpretations of previous collections. New excavations at Dinosaur Park includes the first large dinosaur partial skeleton to be recognized in over a century!

“Sharks and Rays of Florida: a 45-million-year history.” 

Victor Perez provided an overview of his dissertation research on chondrichthyan diversity from the Eocene through the Pleistocene of the Florida platform. He also provided an introduction to myFOSSIL and explain how it can be used to curate personal collections.

Click here to download a copy of the lecture 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.

2022 Field Trip Schedule:


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Fossil Club Elected Officers & Volunteers*

 
Paul Murdoch, President: parapaleo@aol.com
Stephen Groff, (interim) Vice President: Stephen.Groff@calvertcountymd.gov
Christa Conant, Treasurer: 
christa101@comcast.net
Dave Bohaska, Secretary: bohaskad@si.edu
Christa Conant, Membership Chairperson: christa101@comcast.net
Stephen Godfrey, Editor*: Stephen.Godfrey@calvertcountymd.gov
Robert Ertman, Fall Field Trip Leader*: Robertertman@msn.com
Robert Ertman, Spring Field Trip Leader*: Robertertman@msn.com