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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY

The Southern California Paleontological Society, founded January 5, 1960, is a non-profit organization which pledges itself to work in cooperation with scientific institutions and to work for the preservation of the fossil record.  Members are welcome to collect, preserve, and study paleontological material.

 
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS AND MEMBERS

Monthly meetups with lectures and more. (photo: Lecturer Dr. Luis Chiappe, Head of the Research and Collections at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.)

Due to COVID-19, SCPS meetings are currently being held virtually.

FIELD TRIPS AND COLLECTING

Monthly field trips to collect fossils, tour a museum, or hike an area of paleontological significance. Occasionally there are even trips out of state.

Due to COVID-19, SCPS Field Trips have been suspended for Member safety.

AWARDS, ACADEMICS AND INVOLVEMENT

The Society annually honors Science Fair student participants, honors distinguished members, and participates in paleontology-related local events.

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COME ALONG

Meet others who also love paleontology! The basic membership means you'll be invited to attend monthly lectures from distinguished scientists, go on monthly field trips (suspended co to COVID-19), and meet with other people in-person at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (in-person meetings suspended due to COVID-19).

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SPREAD YOUR PASSION

Every year our organization engages in multiple volunteer opportunities including: reviewing science fair submissions and giving financial rewards to children with impressive projects, hosting a paleontology booth at local public learning events, and presenting small grants to local scientific organizations!

JOIN THE BOARD

The SoCal Paleo Board of Directors is made up of volunteers just like you! Roles are elected at the beginning of every year and include: the President who leads our meetings, the Vice President who books lecturers, the Secretary who takes notes on each meeting's proceedings, the Treasurer who collects dues, the Federation Director who keeps up with Paleo-related events, and more!

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