Friends of the Geology Museum Meeting

Join the Rutgers Geology Museum as we host distinguished professors and lecturers from around the country to discuss new and exciting discoveries in the fields of geology, anthropology, astronomy, paleontology, natural resources, evolution and more!


These public lectures are held at the Geology Museum in the spring and/or fall and are sponsored by the generous support of the Friends of the Geology Museum. A small reception will follow each of these lectures. Although it is not required, prior registration for these events is suggested since Friends Meetings are on a first come first serve basis and can fill up pretty quickly. By registering prior to the event, you will be sure to have a spot and a more enjoyable experience. Please contact the museum staff if you have any questions about this event.


2018 Museum Friends Talk

Cretaceous Fossils of the Atlantic Coastal Plain in The Collection of the Monmouth Amateur Paleontologist's SocietyCheck back for the title of the talk in early 2018.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8 pm at the Rutgers University Geology Museum

To RSVP for this event please visit our Friends Meeting RSVP Form or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Past Friends of the Geology Museum Speakers

  • Bill Shankle, Monmouth Amateur Paleontologist Society (MAPS)
  • Dr. Carla Yanni, Rutgers University
  • AJ Blandford, Rutgers University
  • Erika Gorder, Rutgers University
    "History of the Geology Museum"
  • Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo, Rutgers University
    "Tracking North Atlantic Deep Water Circulation Changes from the Eirik Drift"
  • Dr. Tony Broccoli, Rutgers University
    "A Geological Perspective on Climate Change: Past, Present and Future"
  • Dr. Kelsey Bitting, The University of Kansas
    "Delaware River: Glacial Maximum to Modern Day"
  • Dr. James Wright, Rutgers University
    "Geologic Examples for a Warming Earth"
  • Dr. Christopher Lepre, Rutgers University
    "Detangling Environmental Factors of Hominin Evolution in East Africa"
  • Richard Mortlock, Rutgers University
    "Unraveling the Ups and Downs of Sea Level with Fossil Corals"
  • Bruce Mohn, Rutgers University
    "Bringing Them Back to Life: The Science and Art of Dinosaur Reconstruction"
  • Dr. Emma Rainforth, Ramapo College
    "Variability in Growth Measurements in Ceolophysis: Implications for Dinosaurs Speed Estimates from Trackways."
  • Dr. Sorena Sorensen, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    "Jadeitite and the History of Subduction Zone Fluids"

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Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming events during the spring of 2018.