The Paleontological Society of Washington, founded over 60 years ago, functions to provide the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area with the latest information on topics related to paleobiology, evolution, and the origin of life. The Society sponsors monthly meetings, the primary function of which is the presentation of a seminar by a professional scientist on a topic relevant to the Society’s interests.
The titles of recent seminars can be found under “Recent Posts”. These presentations are open to the public. In addition to the presentations, each meeting includes a “Show & Tell” period during which new books, local activities and presentations at other local institutions are announced and/or described. The Society also plans and carries out local public reach activities – examples can be found under “Public Outreach Activities.”
The Society’s meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, September through May, in room E-304 in the National Museum of Natural History at 7:00 p.m. in the evening. Members of the public are encouraged to meet inside at the Constitution Avenue entrance to the Museum. Meeting attendees will be escorted to E-304 at 6:55 p.m.
Contact the Society at PSW@si.edu.