Buffalo Geological Society Awarded Nathan Mutka a $500 Scholarship.Nathan has been active in the BGS since the age of 11 years, volunteering at the BGS Shows and Auctions.
The Buffalo Geological Society Gem Mineral and Fossil Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds is April 2-3 with the focus on Crinoids. While normally it is in March, the Shrine Circus is coming to town and using the facilities, so it was moved to April this year.
This year there will be a dinosaur and its baby skeletons at the show. Dave Roeder will be there to answer questions.
Demonstrations, mini mine, crystal jewelry, rock crystals, fossils, beads, gold panning, flint knapping, sand in bottle making for kids and something for everyone. Free parking.
Adults are $5 and children 12 and under are free as well as scouts in uniform. A two-day pass is $7.
Held in the Market and Grange Building.
The Buffalo Geological Society Banquet will be held May 6 at Classics V at 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The cost this year to members is $20 with the remainder subsidized by the club. The speaker is Chris Amo focusing on African minerals and collection sites. The favors are BGS coffee mugs.
The Hamburg Natural History Society-Penn Dixie Board have hired Phil Stokes as their new Executive Director to replace Jerry Bastedo who served in this position for almost 13 years and previously as a co-founder and first President of the HNHS.
Phil grew up in WNY and completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at SUNY at Buffalo Geology Department before working on his PH.D. in Geosciences with a minor in Teaching and Teacher Education at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
The Buffalo Geological Society Meetings are held on the first Friday of the Month at 7:30pm at the Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo (near the Buffalo Zoo off Parkside)
Upcoming speakers at the meetings are as follows:
September 4- Mark Castner- Seismography- Learn More
October 2- Jerry Bastedo- Penn Dixie
November 6 – Carl Brett – Trilobites
December 4- Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction
January – Dino Zak
February – Jon Nickerson
March 4, 2016- Loren Babcock – Preservation of Fossils in the Cambrian of the Great Basin
April 2-3- Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds
May 6, 2016 – Banquet with Chris Amo – Minerals of Tusnab and Installation of New Officers