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Society meetings are usually held at 2:30pmPT on Sundays, but check back here for the most up-to-date information. Meetings are currently held via Zoom due to COVID-19.

First-time visitors are welcome free of charge!


Patrick received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Earth Systems from Stanford and is currently a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory) for the State of California. Patrick is both the Vice President and the Field Trip Chairperson for SCPS, and has done an amazing job in planning a great year of field trips!

SUNDAY 11/6/2022

Patrick Hsieh

SUNDAY 12/4/2022

Holiday Party

Join us for a fun day of fossils and paleontological prizes! Catch up with the other members and reminisce about your finds from the previous year!

SUNDAY 1/8/2023

A Tale of Too Many Monkeys: Community Evolution of African Cercopithecid Primates

Irene Smail, PhD, Assistant Professor of W. Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

SUNDAY 2/12/2023

Topic TBD

Mairin Balisi, PhD, Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology, Alf Museum

SUNDAY 3/5/2023

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Pleistocene sea: using isotopic analysis of fossil whale barnacles to understand prehistoric whale migration

Larry Taylor, PhD, Anatomy and physiology instructor at Helena College, University of Montana

SUNDAY 4/16/2023

The Cerro del Pueblo Formation: Stories of an Extraordinary Ancestral Cretaceous Ecosystem

Claudia Serrano, PhD, Research Associate, Smithsonian Museum of Paleontology

SUNDAY 5/7/2023

Thumbs Up: New fossils of Giant Panda's false thumb reveal hidden forces in evolution

Xiaoming Wang, PhD, Curator, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at NHM of Los Angeles.

SUNDAY 6/4/2023

Grand Canyon Fossils

John Foster, PhD is the Curator of Collections, Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum.