MAPS (Mid America Paleontology Society), Sponsor of National Fossil Exposition
News and Events

EXPO 2022 Dates Set!

     

October 21-23, 2022

Hours: 8am-5pm Fri & Sat, 8am-3pm Sun
Location:

The Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MUST AND WILL FOLLOW ANY AND ALL STATE OF ILLINOIS COVID 19 PROTOCOLS.


The topic for Expo 2022 is 'Lagerstatten'.
Keynote Speaker: Don Bissett

     

EXPO 2022 INFO Newsletter available now


     
Click on the link below - no password required!

May 2022 EXPO INFO Newsletter


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January-April 2022 Newsletter



Upcoming Events


Please send us your fossil/rock club related events to be posted!
See the news page for the events calendar


Your stories are needed for the Digest Newsletter!

     One comment that popped up from a lot of folks at Expo was that people would enjoy seeing more frequent club newsletters. To do that, we need YOUR STORIES - the Digest Newsletter is member driven, and submissions have dropped off in recent years.
     The stories do not need to be fancy ultra-scientific things! Such simple topics as a favorite fossil collecting trip story, or a description of some great fossil find of yours would be just the sort of thing we could use in the newsletter!
     Submit your pictures too - really cool ones just might end up on the cover!
     Please send your submissions to the Newsletter editors, John Catalani or Chris Cozart; alternately you can contact one of the webmasters - our contacts are listed in the lower right corner of this page.

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Crinoid

Crinoid fossil found on a club trip to Klein Quarry in Coralville, IA in rocks of the Cedar Valley Group in October 2008 by MAPS member Dennis Sievers. Prepared by MAPS member Karl Stuekerjuergen. Middle Devonian in age - approx 375 million years old.