The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field.
Next Meeting:Wednesday, August 10th
The next DPS meeting will be 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 10th, at Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute (Building H). A short presentation will be given by Bob Williams, entitled "What is a Crinoid?". Bob is formerly the DPS Promotions Chair and a gracious leader of many field trips for the society.
The main presentation will be given by Nathan van Vranken who will talk about the dinosaur Dakotaraptor stein. Nathan has his undergraduate degree from UT Arlington, where he focused on the Arlington Archosaur Site for his project, and an MS in Geology from UT Permian Basin. The title of Nathan's talk will be "Shaking the Trees: Reanalysis & Evolutionary Framework in regards to the "Allied Plunderer", Dakotaraptor stein" We hope to see you there.
Arlington Archosaur Site
The Arlington Archosaur Site is now fully integrated into the Perot Museum volunteer system. All digs will be organized through the museum, and overseen by Dr. Noto and trained museum staff from the Paleo Lab. In order to become a dig volunteer at the AAS you will need to submit an application through the museum website (http://www.perotmuseum.org/about-the-perot/Volunteer/index.html). Eventually there will be a separate application for the AAS, but for now make sure to add "AAS fossil dig volunteer" in the notes section at the bottom of the application. You will also need to pass a background check and submit a resume. These materials will be reviewed in 1-2 weeks and if space is available you will be invited to attend a 1.5 hour onboarding/orientation session at the museum. These steps are all required before anyone may participate in a dig. If you are currently a Perot volunteer contact the Volunteer Services office about attending one of the onboarding sessions. If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer office at email@example.com.
Be the Dinosaur
Step into the world of 65 million+ years ago and "Be the DinosaurTM" in Grapevine from June 3 - September 18 in the Grand Gallery.
"Be the DinosaurTM" is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and more. Visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created.
Visitors will be able to see a complex and far-reaching restoration of dinosaurs that include some amazing features.
For More Info Click Here
The PIT Crew
The Paleontologists In Training is a program of the DPS that is open to kids from age 7 to 15. If you are interested in fossils, want to have fun on field trips, and like learning about our beautiful world, come join us at one of our meetings, or field trips. You will find it educational, and fun at the same time!
For more information, Click the link here or click the link under the home page called "For Kids - The Pit Crew" , to see policies, upcoming events, announcements, and how to sign up to take advantage of this new program.
Oliver Creek Field Trip August 27th Announced
Roger Farish will be leading our group to one of the best trips we take each year to Drop, Tx, just outside Justin, TX. Find Oxytropidoceras and echinoids like Epiaster whitei and the rarer, regular Salenia mexicana. Click here for more details.
Buy DPS Books Online Now!
You can now buy books from the DPS online by clicking the "Store" button on the navigation bar at the top of this page. If you buy online, and we ship the books to your home, you will have a shipping charge and tax. If you buy the book at a meeting, you will not have to pay the shipping fee or tax. Check out this new service.
Thanks To CT Scans, Scientists Know A Lot About Texas' Pawpawsaurus Dinosaur
Click Here for a link to Dr. Louis Jacobs interview with KERA about what CT Scans can do for paleontology.
DPS now has a YouTube Channel
Go Here and click on the Youtube channel and then subscribe to see all the videos we post on Youtube. Thanks to Kathryn Zornig who is now handling our social media.
Join us now
Come and join us for a great time at our next meeting, and click below to become a member. Individual and Family memberships are available, and kids can participate in the PIT Crew (Paleontogists In Training).
About Us and Our Monthly Meetings
The Dallas Paleontological Society normally meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brookhaven College, unless we have something special happening that month. Please check our Calendar for exact dates. Come meet with us, hear a speaker, learn about paleontology, and bring your unidentified fossils and unique finds to share with the group. You will be welcome, and we will enjoy meeting you. Beware of big words! For a map of our meeting location Click Here.
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