Ottawa Palaeontological Society
Ottawa Palaeontological Society
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Upcoming Meetings

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Monthly Meetings

It is recommended to join the club's e-mail list as there are occasional last minute changes to meetings and details about the guest speaker for a given month are not always available on the website. If you have joined the club's e-mail list you should receive about fourteen e-mails a year.


Meetings take place on the second wednesdays of each month from September to June.
Meetings official begin at 7:30pm, but doors are usually open earlier and some club activities take place in the minutes prior to the presentation.

Location: Marion 0027 (sometimes 0028 - the neighbouring room in the basement) at the University of Ottawa
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Upcoming meeting subjects are announced through the club's mailing list and facebook group:

Mailing list Contact

Eastern Ontario Natural History Society (EONS) / Ottawa Paleontology Club (Facebook)

Typical Club activities

Guest Speakers:
We usually have one or two presentations by scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature or one of the local universities each year. The club also has regular presentations be club members on a variety of relevant subjects. We also sometimes provide exhibits or presentations to community groups and libraries.

We also organise a variety of Freeform meetings
These allow a mixture of other activities to take place:

- Fossil exhibits, identification and fieldwork tips.
- Book recommendations and access to the club library.
- Short presentations by members & documentary showing.
- Question answering and discussion - illustrated by a live internet connection and projector.

Field trips

Laprairie Brick yard
La Prairie, Quebec. (2.5 hrs travel time from Ottawa/Gatineau) In June or July we will visit the La Prairie Brick yard! This is a very kid friendly shale pit on the south short of Montreal. Every year we go we find about a dozen Flexicalymene trilobites and the occasional Triarthrus, and the enigmatic, rarely seen, Cryptolithus.
Contact the club form more information.

Visit to the Macoun Marsh Project
A chance to see some real living fossils! Read ahead: Website with info, Species etc. , Some pictures

Minor trips
There is usually a second trip in the early fall (and occasionally at other times of year). These are generally organised in a very informal way as a result of people expressing interest. Contact us, if you want to be included in the notifications.

Everyone is invited. There is a $10 charge for non-members. It is possible to keep what you find.
For more information contact the club.

Some recently Past Meetings (geologically speaking)

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