We have 2 outstanding NCFC items for sale. We have attractive NCFC Logo Lapel Pins and Mugs that have the NCFC logo on one side and an Isotelus trilobite on the other. Each of these items sells for $3 each. If you are interested in purchasing either of these items, contact Donna Cole.
Field Trip Incentive Program: Any member who comes up with a new collecting site and leads a trip there will be rewarded with a free North Coast Fossil Club membership for one year.
Featured Speaker: Our featured speaker will be Dr. Darin Croft and the title for his talk will be "Finding fossil mammals in high, dry Bolivia".
Dr. Darin Croft is a Professor in the Department of Anatomy at Case Western Reserve University. He is also a Research Associate at several museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and his research specialization is the evolution of mammals in South America. His fieldwork has centered on Eocene, Oligocene, and Miocene sites, and he has published articles on the taxonomy and paleobiology of rodents, sloths, armadillos, marsupials, and several groups of now-extinct “ungulates” endemic to South America. His talk will focus on a site in Bolivia known as Quebrada Honda, where he has been working for more than a decade. When not conducting research at CWRU, Dr. Croft teaches human anatomy to medical and graduate students, directs his department’s MS in Applied Anatomy program, and teaches a course on mammal diversity and evolution for undergraduates.