Fossil Club

Fossil Club Displays at Patuxent River Appreciation Days

Fossil Club Meetings

Meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis. 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.

Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Lectures

Fossil Club Lecture, 09-17-2023, Preserving Fossils in the National Parks

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Free public lecture at 2:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery at the Calvert Marine Museum. Dr. Vince Santucci, National Park Service Senior Paleontologist will detail his favorite fossil localities in the National Parks and talk about the stunning discovery of human footprints in the White Sands National Park in New Mexico that are approximately 23,000 years old.

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.

Field Trip Schedule:

Check back for upcoming trip information

Fossil Club Elected Officers & Volunteers*

Paul Murdoch, President:
Stephen Groff, (interim) 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*: