Fossil Club

Fossil Club Displays at Patuxent River Appreciation Days

Fossil Club Meetings

Meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis and, due to COVID restrictions, are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom. All meetings are open to the public - you do not have to be a current CMMFC member to attend a meeting.

Various related fossil topics, club issues, etc. are discussed at the meetings, as well as updates from the Paleo Staff of the Calvert Marine Museum on recent finds and new additions to the museum's permanent collection. Whenever possible, these new items will be shared during the meeting. Whenever possible, meetings are followed by a free public lecture by a distinguished guest.

2021 Fossil Club Meeting and Lecture Schedule:

Monday, February 22 
Quarterly meeting of the CMM Fossil Club at 7 p.m., followed by a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Victor Perez, CMM Assistant Curator of Paleontology, will present a free lecture entitled, “Sharks and Rays of Florida: a 45-million-year history.” Victor will provide an overview of his dissertation research on chondrichthyan diversity from the Eocene through the Pleistocene of the Florida platform. He will also provide an introduction to myFOSSIL and explain how it can be used to curate personal collections.

The meeting and lecture will be virtually presented via Zoom and there is no charge to participate. Join us by clicking the button below and using the Meeting ID: 816 1713 7904!

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Fossil Club Field Trips

For all trips, contact Bob Ertman at or 410-533-4203 as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday before the trip. Remember to include your cell phone number. Please remember to call in for yourself and family members, or for another club member, on the date and time indicated. Current memberships in both the Fossil Club and the Calvert Marine Museum are needed to go on the trips. Information on directions, lodging, meeting times and meeting places will be provided at the call-in.

2021 Field Trip Schedule:

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Fossil Club Elected Officers & Volunteers*

Paul Murdoch, President:
Grenda Dennis, Vice President:
Christa Conant, Treasurer:
Dave Bohaska, Secretary:
Christa Conant, Membership Chairperson:
Stephen Godfrey, Editor*:
Robert Ertman, Fall Field Trip Leader*:
Robert Ertman, Spring Field Trip Leader*: