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The Western Interior Paleontological Society provides this free listing of earth science and nature events as a service to the public. To submit events for this online listing and our newsletter (published May through September), please send text to the

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Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) Meeting
First Mondays

WIPS meets the first Monday of the month from September to May (except for the December holiday auction which is held on a Saturday). Join us for great lectures and connect with fellow paleo enthusiasts. Check our home page for the current month's program.

Click WIPS Calendar of Events to see all upcoming WIPS programs, field trips and other events.

The PaleoZone – WIPS Club for Young Paleontologists

A youth program for family members of the Western Interior Paleontological Society. Suitable for children elementary school age and older. If your child or grandchild is interested in joining, please contact Dennis Gertenbach or 303-709-8218. Meets monthly, every third Sunday.


May 12 – The Evolution of Sensory Systems in Mammals

Simone Hoffman, New York Institute of Technology. Denver Museum of Nature & Science Colloquium. 3-4 p.m. in the Museum's VIP Room. No admission or reservations fee required. First-come, first-served

May 13 – Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, Silent Auction

Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood CO, Noon to 4 p.m. Verbal auction at 1 p.m., tables close by 3 p.m., followed by checkout follows. Read more

May 13 – Dinosaur Discovery Day (Boy Scout Day) at Dinosaur Ridge

Scouts as well as the public are invited. More than 80 earth scientists and other volunteers, including certified Merit Badge Counselors, assist with this event. Parking off-site at the Bandimere Speedway overflow east of C-470 and south of Alameda along S. Rooney Road ($5 per car). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Read more

May 22 – Hyperthermals: Extreme Global Warming Events in the Geological Past

A presentation by William Clyde, University of New Hampshire, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, 3 p.m., VIP Room. All are welcome. Museum admission not required to attend.


June 2-4 – Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. WIPS will have a table at this show on Saturday, June 3. Read more

June 2-4 – Tate Conference: Old Fossils, New Technology

The annual summer conference at the Tate Museum, Casper College, Casper, Wyoming kicks off with a Friday field trip to the White River Formation east of Douglas, Wyoming, an area known for its latest Eocene and early Oligocene mammal and reptile fossils. Talks will be held on Saturday, June 3, followed by a second field trip on Sunday, June 4, to Medicine Bow ranches. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Mary Schweitzer, North Carolina State University, known for her research that led to the first reports of dinosaur soft tissue. Info and registration: Read more