Fossil Clubs & Societies

 

Organizations affiliated with the FOSSIL Project:

 

Alabama Paleontological Society

Birmingham, AL

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Birmingham Zoo

Contact: Ashley Allen, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: alabamapaleo.org

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/504336049576628/?fref=ts

 

Alberta Palaeontological Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meetings: Third Friday of each month (Sept to May) with speakers at 7:30 pm. Meetings are open to everyone and are free of charge.

Venue: Room B108 of Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada. T3E 6K6.

Contact: Cory Gross, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.AlbertaPaleo.org

Facebook: Alberta Palaeontological Society

 

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Paleontology Society

Borrego Springs, CA

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Contact: Dr. Lyndon Murray, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: anzaborregopaleo.org/

 

Birmingham Paleontological Society

Birmingham, AL

Meetings: Monthly (first Monday each month, 7:30pm)

Venue: Hoover Public Library

Contact: Don Hill, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: bps-al.org

 

Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club

Solomons, MD

Meetings: Quarterly

Venue: Calvert Marine Museum

Contact: Mike Ellwood, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/209/Fossil-Club

Blog: calvertmarinemuseumpaleontology.wordpress.com/

Facebook: facebook.com/CMMFossilClub

 

Club Paleontológico Boliviano “FosilBol”

Ciudad de La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

Contact: Giovanni Rios Cordero, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fosilbol/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FOSILBOL/

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Fossil Study Group

Colorado Springs, CO

Meetings: Monthly

VenueL Senior Center, Colorado Springs

Contact: Mike Nelson, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: csms-web.org/

 

Dallas Paleontological Society

Dallas, TX

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute (BCGI), Building H

3939 Valley View Lane. Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX  75244-4997

Contact: Tom Dill, President

Email: mailto:[email protected]

Phone: 817-355-4693

Website: dallaspaleo.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/221569224819/

 

Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

Philadelphia, PA

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Email: [email protected]

Website: dvps.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/DVPSPALEO

 

The Dinosaur Research Institute (DRI)

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meetings: Biannually, open to members only

Contact: Al Rasmuson, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.DinosaurResearch.com

 

Dry Dredgers

Cincinnati, OH

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Braunstein Hall, University of Cincinnati

Contact: Jack Kallmeyer, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: drydredgers.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/dry.dredgers

Twitter: twitter.com/drydredgers

 

Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois, Paleontology Group

Downers Grove, IL

Meetings: Varies

Venue: College of DuPage

Contact: Jeff Lord, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: esconi.org/

Facebook: facebook.com/ESCONI.fb

 

Florida Fossil Hunters

Orlando, FL

Meetings: Bi-monthly

Venue: Orlando Science Center

Contact: Russell Brown, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: floridafossilhunters.com

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/398135392386

 

Florida Paleontological Society

Gainesville, FL

Meetings: Bi-annually

Venue: various

Contact: Paul Roth, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: floridapaleosociety.com

Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Florida-Paleontological-Society/181080143755

 

Fossil Club of Lee County

Fort Myers, FL

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

Contact: Louis Stieffel, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: fcolc.com

 

Fossils for Fun

Sacramento, CA

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: The Women’s Thursday Club, Fair Oaks, CA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Fossils-for-Fun-Society-994879667246272/

Facebook Messaging: m.me/994879667246272

 

Friends of Stonerose

Republic, WA

Meetings: Monthly

15 N Kean St., Republic, Washington

Contact: Katherine Meade, Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 509- 775-2295

Website: stonerosefossil.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SRFOSSILS/

 

Friends of the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

Ann Arbor, MI

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Contact: Michael Lask, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: lsa.umich.edu/paleontology/about/friendsoftheuniversityofmichiganmuseumofpaleontology

Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-University-of-Michigan-Museum-of-Paleontology/258195994263735

 

Garden Park Paleo Society

Cañon City, CO

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Canon City Paleo Park

Email: [email protected] Contact: Leah Quesenberry, President

Website: https://www.caee.org/garden-park-paleontology-society-programs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canon-City-Paleo-Parkgarden-Park-Paleontology-Society/997169103661300

 

Imperial Valley Bone, Gem, & Mineral Society

Polk County, FL

Meetings: Weekly, Wednesday Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Venue: 200 E 2nd St, Imperial, CA 92251

Contact: Kim Price, President

Email: [email protected] 

Website: https://www.ivgms.org/

 

Kansas & Missouri Paleontological Society

Parkville, MO

Meetings: Monthy, 3rd Sunday of the Month 2-4pm

Venue: Park University, Science Building, Room 5

Contact: Ken Stalder, Vice President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ksmopaleo.org/index.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KansasandMissouriPaleo/

 

Kentucky Paleontological Society

Lexington, KY

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: University of Kentucky

Contact: Dan Phelps, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/KPS/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/44528481505/?fref=ts

 

Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society

Springfield, IL

Meetings: Monthly

Contact: Ed Wagner, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.amfed.org/mwf/states/Illinois/LincolnOrbit.html

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/212573155665/?fref=ts

 

Manasota Fossil Club

Tellevast, FL

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Las Palmas Clubhouse, Venice

Contact: Carol Copas, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.manasotafossil.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/954122411264547/

 

Maryland Geological Society

Baltimore, MD

Meetings: Bi-monthly

Venue: Bowie Community Center, Bowie MD

Contact: Gary Lohman, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ecphora.net/mgs/

 

Mid-American Paleontology Society

Cedar Rapids, IA

Meetings: Varies

Venue: various

Contact: Dale Stout, President

Email: [email protected] 

Phone:  319-365-7798

Website: www.midamericapaleo.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidAmericaPaleontologySociety/

 

Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society

Memphis, TN

Meetings: Varies

Venue: Shady Grove Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

Contact: Charles Hill, President

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 901-626-4232

Website: http://www.memphisgeology.org/the_club.htm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/memphisgeology/

 

New Mexico Friends of Paleontology

Albuquerque, NM

Contact: Lannois Neely, President

Email: [email protected]

 

North America Research Group

Hillsboro, OR

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Contact: Aaron Currier, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.narg-online.com

 

North Carolina Fossil Club

Raleigh, NC

Meetings: Bi-monthly

Venue: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Contact: Linda McCall, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ncfossilclub.org/

 

North Coast Fossil Club

Cleveland, OH

Meetings: Monthly, Third Saturday of each month

Venue: Parma Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Contact: Glen Kuban, Vice President

Email: [email protected]

Website: ncfclub.org

 

Northwest Paleontological Association

Seattle, WA

Meetings: Second Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November

Venue: Burke Museum

Contact: Paul Kester, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: nwpaleo.org

 

Paleontological Society of Austin

Austin, TX

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Austin Gem and Mineral Society

Contact: Erich Rose, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.austinpaleo.org

 

Paleontological Society of South Carolina

Harleyville, SC

Meetings: Bi-monthly

Venue: varies; typically outside of the Harleyville Town Hall

Contact: Jessie Matheny, President

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paleontological-Society-of-South-Carolina-480708368633023/

Twitter: @SCPaleontology

 

Protectors of Tule Springs

Las Vegas, NV

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Sun City Aliante Clubhouse
7390 Aliante Parkway North Las Vegas 89084

Contact: Jill DeStefano, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://protectorsoftulesprings.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/protectorsoftulesprings/

 

Rochester Academy of Science, Fossil Section

Rochester, NY

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Brighton Town Hall

Contact: Dan Krisher, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.rasny.org/fossil

 

Southern California Paleontological Society

Los Angeles, CA

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://socalpaleosociety.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socalpaleo/

 

Southwest Florida Fossil Society

Punta Gorda, FL

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Punta Gorda Historical Society, Punta Gorda, FL

President: Chuck Ferrara, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.southwestfloridafossilsociety.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southwest-Florida-Fossil-Society/271052149712364?fref=ts

 

Southwest Paleontological Society

Mesa, AZ

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Arizona Museum of Natural History

Contact: Sherman Mohler, President

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.swpaleosociety.com/

 

Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum

Aurora, NC

Meetings: Annually during the Aurora Fossil Festival

Venue: Aurora Community Center

Contact: Lee Cone, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.afmfriends.org

 

Tampa Bay Fossil Club

Tampa, FL

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: University of South Florida

Contact: Mike Searle, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tampabayfossilclub.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/101885010957/?fref=ts

 

Wenas Mammoth Foundation

Selah, WA

Contact: Bronwyn Mayo, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.wenasmammoth.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WenasMammoth

West Virginia Fossil Club

Clarksburg, WV

Meetings: Monthly

Venue: Waldomore Mansion (Clarksburg)

Contact: Sue Hurst, President

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-Fossil-Club-Inc/250303525115199?fref=ts

 

Western Interior Paleontological Society

Denver, CO

Meetings: Monthly, September through May

Venue: Denver Museum of Natural History

Contact: “Yam” Yamiolkoski, President

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.westernpaleo.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WesternInteriorPaleontologicalSociety