MAPS (Mid America Paleontology Society), Sponsor of National Fossil Exposition
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EXPO 2020 Canceled

Due to COVID-19 outbreak


     National Fossil Expo 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic


There will not be an Expo Digest edition published this year.

The topic 'The Ordovician' will be moved back to 2021.

     

Summer 2020 Newsletter available now


     
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Summer 2020 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.