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.
Regular Meeting Held January 9
Nanuqsaurus of the North
“Catching dinosaurs in the far north: what we think we know about Arctic dinosaurs”.
Rachell Peterson given the 2017 President’s Award
The President’s Award is given by the DPS president to a member who helps the society significantly, while not in an officer or board position. If you have attended any of the holiday auctions in the last several years, you will have seen Rachell Peterson hard at work. Rachell has always had a love and passion for paleontology, geology, and archeology, but became more serious about 10 years ago. She enjoys diving for fossils, particularly shark teeth, from some of which she makes jewelry. In the last year, she has been very busy helping to raise her grandson, Jeremiah, and hasn’t been able to attend our regular meetings. But she was there for the auctions when we needed her most! As she has done for several years, she set up the computer spreadsheet, checked in the donated fossils, handed out bidding numbers, tabulated the winning bids, and helped the lucky bidders pay for their prizes. For that service in a high pressure job, she was awarded the 2017 President’s Award. And she was there again, working at the 2018 Auction, when we were finally able to present her the much-deserved plaque. Thank you so much, Rachell.
- Tom Dill, DPS President (in 2017)
Photos from Field Trips 2019
Bus Trip to Sam Noble Museum in Norman, OK. on OU Campus January 5
Fossil Bits and Pieces
Sea Monsters exhibit to open at the Smithsonian Museum this week! Follow the link below for more exciting information on this locally crafted exhibit!
The Dallas Paleontological Society has news from a recent Nebraska field trip led by Polly Mullinnex to hunt fossils on a private ranch in the badlands of the northern part of the state. This newspaper story is about an Oklahoma couple who went on her trip and came away with some incredible fossils. Here is a link to the story:
Have you ever wondered what the earth looks like underground from Denton west to Bridgeport? How about further west then east, Jacksboro to Bridgeport? Jim Flis has made stratigraphic cross sections of those areas for local science teachers and for members of our Society. Here is a picture of each:
Bridgeport to Denton
Jacksboro to Bridgeport
About Us and Our Monthly Meetings
The Dallas Paleontological Society normally meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 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.
DPS Officers for 2019
The results of the election of officers for 2019 are:
(left to right after Rocky Manning)President: Philip Scoggins
Vice President: Stephan Gozdecki
Fossil Record Editor: Estee Easley
Treasurer: Pam Lowers
Secretary: Ming Lee
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.
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).