Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society
The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Ellison Miles Building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus.
Brookhaven is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, (Dallas) Texas 75244.
FOSSILMANIA SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
The Dallas Paleo Society is pleased to announce Professor Tom
Vance of Navarro College as our featured speaker at Fossilmania. Tom will
be presenting a program on Friday night, 10/25/14, starting at 7:30 PM entitled
“ROLAND T. BIRD: QUARRYING OF THE GLEN ROSE DINOSAUR TRACKS”. Tom
has spent a lot of time researching through Glen Roses’ historical archives to
gather many facts and previously unseen photographs relating to the discovery
and extraction of some of Glen Roses’ dynamic dinosaur tracks.
Message from FOSSIL BOB!!
Here is a look at the great raffle items you can
win at Fossilmania!
Our speaker for the next
meeting will be John Graf, who is finishing up his research this semester at
SMU. John, a DPS scholarship recipient, has spoken before on fossil whales.
This time, he will speak on the "Stable isotope geochemistry of dinosaur
eggshell and paleosol carbonates: Early burial diagenesis of Late Cretaceous
sediments of the Gobi Basin, Mongolia". Dinosaur eggshells have
always aroused much interest, and John is using the chemistry of the eggshells
to tell something about dinosaurs and their environment. But do the eggshells
reflect the dinosaur itself or the sediment? Please join us at the Brookhaven
College Geotechnology Institute at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 8th to find
Charles Finsley Lecture Series
Fund Raising Challenge
A challenge to match $1000 for
the Charles Finsley Lecture Series fund has been issued by Bill Lowe and Rocky
Manning. If $1000 is raised by December 31, 2014, that $1000 will be
matched. Charles Finsley passed away recently and the family asked that
memorial donations to provide ongoing support for the Lecture Series
be made to the Dallas Paleontological Society. Funds raised will
be go towards that fund. The DPS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization; all donations are tax deductible. Donations may be made at
General meetings or by mail to: Dallas Paleontological
Society, P.O. Box 223846, Dallas, TX 75222.
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More about the Society can be found in The Fossil Record.
Some of our outings, finds and wares.
Purpose of the Society
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.
Everyone is welcome to join the Society. No special skills or knowledge are required for membership.