ORGANIZATIONS
and
EVENTS

 

compiled
by
R. A. Davis


Preface

This is a compilation of some of the events of geological and biological interest that are coming up in the Cincinnati area and the organizations that make the events possible.

If you have any suggestions, corrections, or other comments, please, direct them to me.

R. A. Davis
Professor of Biology and Geology
Department of Biology
College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45233-1670

electronic-mail: r_a_davis@mail.msj.edu


Table of Contents

Central Ohio Valley Archaeological Society [acronym: COVAS]
Cincinnati Dry Dredgers
Cincinnati Mineral Society
The Cincinnati Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Show
The Cincinnati Observatory
The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society
About this web-page -- Caveat lector !

 


THE CENTRAL OHIO VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY [acronym: COVAS]

The Central Ohio Valley Archaeological Society, strangely enough, is devoted to the archaeology of the region through which the central part of the Ohio River passes, including the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana tri-state area.

Meetings

The organization generally meet on the second Thursday evening of the month September through May, except December. The meeting-place generally is the Shriners Children’s Burns Hospital Auditorium, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. For information on upcoming meetings, please, visit their web-site.

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THE CINCINNATI DRY DREDGERS

The Cincinnati Dry Dredgers is an organization of amateur fossil-collectors who have been meeting in Cincinnati since April of 1942. The club publishes a newsletter and is one of the two organizations that co-sponsor the Cincinnati rock, mineral, gem, and fossil show every spring.

Meetings

The organization generally meet on the fourth Friday evening of the month, except during the Summer. The meeting-place generally is in Braunstein Hall on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. For information on upcoming meetings, please, visit their web-site.

Beginners' Classes

Prior to the start of many of their meetings, the Dry Dredgers host sessions for folks who are beginners in the world of fossil-collecting. The idea is to introduce some topic related to fossil-collecting, ----- at an appropriate level for beginners. For information on upcoming classes, please, visit their web-site.

Field-trips

The group sponsors a number of fossil-collecting field-trips during the year. There generally is at least one a month during the field-season. For information on upcoming field-trips, please, check their web-site for a schedule of upcoming field-trips.

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THE CINCINNATI MINERAL SOCIETY

The Cincinnati Mineral Society is an organization of amateur mineral-collectors. (This is one of the two organizations that co-sponsor the Cincinnati rock, mineral, gem, and fossil show every spring.)

Meetings

They meet routinely on the second Friday evening of the month. The meeting place generally is the education building at Sharon Woods. For information on upcoming meetings, please, visit their web-site.

Field-trips

The group sponsors a number of field-trips during the year. For information, contact field-trip chairman, Judy Budnik (513-575-1990).

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THE CINCINNATI ROCK, MINERAL, AND FOSSIL SHOW

This annual event is planned and operated jointly by the Cincinnati Mineral Society and the Dry Dredgers.

When

Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 May 2011.

Where

Cincinnati Gardens (2250 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45212).

For more information

Visit the Show web-site.

(The URL is: http://www.geofair.com)

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THE CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY

The Cincinnati Observatory is the oldest professional astronomical observatory in the United States. It houses and operates the oldest professional astronomical telescope in The Western Hemisphere.

When

The Observatory is open to the Public on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Visitors may look through the telescope, weather permitting. (For information on scheduling a visit, see the Observatory's web-site.)

History tours are offered on the second and fourth Sunday afternoon of each month, 1300 - 1600 (= 1 - 4 p.m.).

Where

The Observatory is located at 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45208.

For more information

Visit the Observatory's web-site.

(The URL is: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/)

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THE GREATER CINCINNATI HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY

The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society, founded in 1977, is an organization committed to the welfare of reptiles and amphibians.

When

Regular meetings of the Society are on the first Wednesday evening of each month at 1900 (= 7 p.m.).

Where

The Society meet at the Cincinnati Nature Center. (For information as to how to get there, please, see the Society's WEB-site (link below).

For more information

Visit the Society's web-site.

(The URL is: http://www.cincyherps.com/)

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ABOUT THIS WEB-PAGE -- Caveat lector !

This web-page was constructed using MS-FrontPage and its version of html. The results have been previewed by way of MS Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, things that look fine when viewed with Internet Explorer sometimes look rather peculiar when viewed with some other WEB-browser. For example, there can be unexpected and unpredictable changes in the size, shape, style of type, or some combination of these. Moreover, sometimes different versions of Internet Explorer do not present the same web‑page in the same way; for example, hyphens in one version can mutate into empty rectangles in another. Alas!

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[updated: 09 November 2010]