Club Meeting

Quarterly club meetings.

Meeting will be held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Members will present about their trip out west.

When: 
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join members of the NC Fossil Club for their bi-monthly meeting.  Meetings are held in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

The September meeting will include a celebration of the club's 40th anniversary and the debut/release of Volume IV of the Fossils of North Carolina series. Volume IV will be released in two parts: reptiles, birds, Proto-mammals and land mammals; and marine mammals.

There will also be a talk by Dr. Bobby Boessenecker from the College of Charleston whose areas of inerest includes Cenozoic marine vertebrates with an emphasis on marine mammals (whales, dolphins, pinnipeds, otters, sea cows, and others). http://coastalpaleo.blogspot.com/

When: 
Sun, 09/17/2017 - 1:30am - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join members of the NC Fossil Club for their bi-monthly meeting.  Meetings are held in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Meetings usually include a fossil related presentation, followed by a short break with a general discussion, and ending with a short business meeting.

This month, George Powell from Greenville will talk about his fossil collection and provide tips and techniques for cataloging your fossils.

When: 
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join members of the NC Fossil Club for their bi-monthly meeting.  Meetings are held in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. The speaker will be Dr. Alexander Glass from Duke University, " What fossil brittlestars teach us about how evolution works."

When: 
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 1:30am - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join members of the NC Fossil Club for their bi-monthly meeting.  Meetings are held in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. This month's speaker will be Dr. Andy Heckert,  Professor: Vertebrate Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Litho/Biostratigraphy. Dr. Heckert will be speaking on Triassic Vertebrate Fossils of central and northern Arizona. 

When: 
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 1:30am - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
When: 
Sun, 01/15/2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
When: 
Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The NC Fossil Club holds regular meetings in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from 1:30 - 4:00.  Meetings include a presentation on a topic of interest and short business meeting. This month's meeting will feature NCMNS Paleontologist Vince Schneider talking about "Searching for Triassic Age Animals in Arizona and North Carolina."

When: 
Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The NC Fossil Club holds regular meetings in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from 1:30 - 4:00.  Meetings include a presentation on a topic of interest and short business meeting. The July presentation will include a presentation by James Sorauf on corals entitled: Fossil Corals: What they Are, and How Fossils of Free-living Coral Species Can Indicate Ancient Environmental Conditions

James (Jim) Sorauf

James Sorauf focused on fossil corals mainly from the Devonian period. During his studies, he collected corals in North America and Europe. Much of his vast collections are housed in the PRI Systematic Collections.

Sorauf was a professor of Geology at Binghamton University from 1962 until his retirement in 1997. Sorauf is still active in research. He has begun to study more modern corals. One of his main projects right now is studying the minute details of coral skeletons using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Additionally, he is working with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in St. Petersburg, Florida to research the reefs along the Florida Keys.

Sorauf has written numerous scientific papers on his collections and research several of which were published in Bulletins of American Paleontology, one of PRI’s publications. Sorauf was President of PRI from 1988-1990 and a member of the Board of Trustees in 1983-1997. He remains an Emeritus Trustee to this day.

When: 
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The NC Fossil Club holds regular meetings in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from 1:30 - 4:00.  Meetings include a presentation on a topic of interest and short business meeting.

When: 
Sun, 05/15/2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The NC Fossil Club holds regular meetings in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences from 1:30 - 4:00.  Meetings include a presentation on a topic of interest and short business meeting. The March speaker will Dr. Sterling Nesbitt.  Dr. Nesbitt is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is widely regarded for his research on the rise of dinosaurs and Triassic archosaurs.  The title of his talk will be: The rise of archosaurs and their close relatives in the Triassic Period.

When: 
Sun, 03/20/2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Meetings include a speaker, followed by a general business meeting. They are held in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. This months speaker will be Dr. Michelle StockerVertebrate Paleontology, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061.  The topic of her talk will be "Searching for the evolutionary history of phytosaurs." http://www.paleo.geos.vt.edu/stocker/Welcome.html

When: 
Sun, 01/17/2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Meetings include a speaker, followed by a general business meeting. They are held in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. This months speaker will be Emily Bruff who will be talking about her recent internship at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in Utah.

When: 
Sun, 09/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Meetings include a speaker(s), followed by a general business meeting.

Meetings begin at 1:30 in the Explore on Four classroom on the fourth floor of the old museum at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. This months' meeting includes presentations by Richard Chandler on Fossil Book Volume 3 and Linda McCall about a recent trip to Topsail Beach.

When: 
Sun, 07/19/2015 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
 

Join members of the NC Fossil Club and other exhibitors at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for the 2015 Fossil Fair.  The theme of this years fossil fair is Paleopalooza.  For more info, click here.

When: 
Sat, 11/14/2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Meetings include a speaker, followed by a general business meeting.  This month's speaker will Chuck Ferrara, President of SFFS.  The first part of his presentation will be on "FLORIDA FOSSIL ADVENTURES -RIVERS ,MINES ,DIVING AND THE FUTURE OF FOSSILING ".  It will highlight the fun members have fossil collecting in Florida.  The second part of his presentation will highlight the ethics and politics of fossil collecting, the FOSSIL project and what the future holds.

When: 
Sun, 05/17/2015 - 1:30am - 3:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join the NC Fossil Club for their regularly scheduled meeting in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.  This month's meeting will include a hands-on demonstration from NCSU Paleobotony Professor Dr. Mickle.  He will bring his mobile paleobotony lab to demonstrate how to make acetate peels for further study under a microscope.

When: 
Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:30am - 3:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join the NC Fossil Club for their regularly scheduled meeting in the Level A conference room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Alison Moyer will discuss her research paper that she presented at the recent SVP meeting Berlin.

When: 
Sun, 01/18/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:38pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

In conjunction with the Annual Fossil Fair at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Brief Board Meeting with election of new officers.

When: 
Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm
 
 
Organizers: 
Linda McCall
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
When: 
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The July meeting program will be a behind-the-scenes tour of the paleo side of the museum, led by Vince Schneider as well as a short report from James Bain on the Utah trip.

When: 
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Linda McCall will give a presentation on "The Fossil Project": What it means for the NC Fossil Club and the future of Paleontology.

When: 
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
When: 
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Join members of the NCFC for their bi-monthly meeting.  Meeting is held in the Level A conference room of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.  Visitors are welcome.

Speaker:

"The Biodiversity Crisis in Madagascar: A Paleontological Perspective"
Dr. Gregg F. Gunnell, Director, Division of Fossil Primates
Duke University Lemur Center

When: 
Sun, 01/19/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Come join other members of the NC Fossil Club for a day of fossil collecting, food and fun at the Aurora Fossil Museum
Date: Saturday, June 29th
Start Time: Hunt starts whenever you get there, all piles are open year round. 

When: 
Sat, 06/29/2013 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
 
 
Organizers: 
Linda McCall
 
Status: 
Members Only: OPEN
 

The NC Fossil Club meets in the Level A Conference Room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.  Visitors are welcome.

Speaker: Vince Schneider, "A Dinosaur Named Nancy"

When: 
Sun, 09/15/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The NC Fossil Club meets in the Level A Conference Room at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.  Visitors are welcome.

Speaker: Ruffin Tucker, "The Sandwich of Life:  The Ediacaran Microbial Mats of 545 million Years Ago from Stanly Co., NC"

When: 
Sun, 07/21/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

The NC Fossil Club President, Linda McCall will be speaking about the club's trip to Texas last October. 

"North Carolina Hunts Texas" - a review of the trip to Texas and the finds we made there.

When: 
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 

Our March speaker will be Dr. Karin Peyer:
Title: The Late Jurassic lithographic limestone quarries of Canjuers, France

Karin is at Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Département Histoire de la Terre UMR 7207, Centre de Recherche sur la Paléobiodiversité et les Paléoenvironnements (CR2P) 8, rue Buffon CP 38, F-75005 Paris, France

She is doing a sabbatical at NCSU.

When: 
Sun, 03/17/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
 
 
Status: 
Open to Public
 
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