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.
December 13 Regular Meeting and Auction
The DPS 2017 Auction will be held December 13 at the Springlake Event Center (not at Brookhaven College) at 7:30 pm. Plan to come early to the Event Center on auction night so you can check out the items included in the Auction.
This Event is also the DPS Christmas party. The Society will provide the meat and you are asked to provide a side dish such as appetizers, veggies or deserts.
We will also be holding the elections for officers for 2018 that night. Make sure your membership is up to date so you can cast your vote for the Society officers for next year. See the December newsletter, The Fossil Record, for voting eligibility and the candidates for the Offices.
Donations Made to Schools
Fossils were donated this year to Lewisville Independent School District as “kits”. 41 kits were made and taken to an LISD Administration Science Coordinator who distributed them to 5th grade science teachers in the district middle schools. 11 Texas fossils and 1 mineral were placed in the numbered sections of paper egg cartons. An identification chart and small magnifying glass were included in each kit along with an invitation for the science teachers to come to a DPS meeting and join the Society. The project was designed to be a recycling/ecology/paleontology effort to educate and generate interest in fossils.
First Meeting of Jacksboro Study Group Held in Coppell
The first meeting of the Jacksboro Study Group was held on Nov 4th at the Biodeiversity center in Coppell. Over 20 were in attendance with people from Houston, Tyler, and Texarkana in attendance. Many brought specimens from Jacksboro from their collections.Several research documents were shared and many brachiopods were identified with several collections displayed for all to peruse. Here are a few pics from the event:
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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).
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.
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.