Fossil Club

Fossil Club Displays at Patuxent River Appreciation Days

Fossil Club Meetings

 
Meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis and, due to COVID restrictions, are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom. 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.
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Zoom Meeting & Lecture
Monday, September 13, 2021

Dr. Bruce MacFadden from the Florida of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida, will deliver a public lecture via Zoom. Club meeting at 7 p.m., lecture to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting & Lecture
Monday, November 15, 2021
Dr. Emily Willoughby
from the University of Minnesota will speak on the art of dinosaur-bird evolution. Emily is a behavior genetics post-doctural researcher and scientific illustrator, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
February 2022
Dr. Dale Greenwalt, Blood in the Fossil Record. More information to come.

“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.

2021 Field Trip Schedule:


Check back for upcoming trip information


Fossil Club Elected Officers & Volunteers*

 
Paul Murdoch, President: parapaleo@aol.com
Grenda Dennis, Vice President: grenda.dennis@gmail.com
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