If you are not a member and are visiting this web site, we hope that you will join us. Come to some of our meetings and visit with our members. We have excellent speakers, presentations, and socializing starting at 7 pm most first Mondays of the month (September to May) in Ricketson Auditorium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. There is no charge to attend the Society's meeting and hear the lecture.
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The doors to the west entrance of the museum will be opened until 7:30. After that they will be locked.
Monday, December 4
Please come and share your field experiences and show off your fossils and/or photos of your trips.
Annual Show and Tell
The Western Interior Paleontological Society appeals to a broad spectrum of paleo-enthusiasts-from "rockhounds" to scientific researchers. If you've ever been curious about WIPS, our annual "show and tell" program is a chance to learn more about what we do in a relaxed informal format. Members will make short presentations about what they've been up to in 2017 and are encouraged to bring fossils (or publications or artwork) for others to see. As you'll hear, some members are passionate about collecting invertebrate fossils and leading field trips to find them. Others have taken their avocation a few steps further through photographing and curating their collections, research, publication, and participation in professional conferences. Still others are involved in WIPS through the PaleoZone, our club for young paleontologists.Members scheduled to speak to date are:
- Wayne Itano - A new reconstruction of the dentition of the Paleozoic fish Psephodus and 3D photography and 3D printing of fossils
- Dennis Gertenbach - Texas Invertebrate Adventure - Then and Now
- Joe Dabelko - Field Adventures Past and Present
- Evan Walsh - Topic to be announced