THE NEW YORK
The New York
Paleontological Society was founded as a forum to inform and educate
its members and the public at large concerning the nature, interrelationships
and evolutionary development of all kinds of living things throughout
geologic time - especially through the study of their fossils and allied
geological information. The Society provides, among others, the following
lecture series, opened to the general
public as well as members, held on the third Sunday of every month
from September to May, at which prominent paleontologists and other
scientists and students of fossil science or geology address those
present on specific topics, usually either concerning their field
or lab research, theories, etc. The meetings are held at 2:00 P.M.
at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Meetings are open
to the public free of charge (with museum admission).
sponsors guided field trips in the fall
and spring of each year, in the greater New York, New Jersey, Connecticut,
and Pennsylvania areas, at which participants not only collect and
learn to identify fossils, but also they learn about the associated
geology and ancient ecology of the fossil animal and plant life.
Field guides specific for each trip are provided. The Society
periodically offers longer trips to sites in the Eastern United
States, and also offers many behind-the-scenes tours of collections
and labs at museums and universities in the Northeast. Field
Trips are open to Society members only.
publishes a monthly Newsletter from
September through May, which contains announcements of the Society's
events, summaries of past lectures and trips, as well as original
articles. The Society also publishes Field Guides for most
of its field trips. These guides, including some national award
winners, are available to members free or at discounted prices.
Finally, new members receive the Fossil
Collecting Primer, a useful source on finding and collecting
fossils as well as cataloging and curating a collection.
December meeting, participants are provided with the opportunity
to have their fossils identified and dated by experienced paleontologists
and collectors, as well as discuss issues in fossil science, geology,
etc. with other members and experts - all in a social setting over
food and refreshments.
and its members provide a resource base for knowledge of fossils
and paleontology useful to other members.
The New York
Paleontological Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1970,
whose membership is open to the general public.
most of our functions are open to the public, advantages of membership
include copies of our Newsletter, access to or discounts on field
trips, and notification of all lectures and trips. There are modest
yearly dues for membership.
information email the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to us at:
Office Box 287,Planetarium Station, 127 West 83rd Street,
New York, NY 10024
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