Our next SW Florida Fossil Society meeting is this Saturday, Sept. 7th at 7:00 pm at 118 Sullivan St. in downtown Punta Gorda. Our speaker will be Louis Stieffel from the Fossil Club of Lee County. The presentation will consist of some general fossil information, some tips of fossil collecting, and fossil identification. He’ll bring… Continue reading September Club Meeting
August Meeting – 8-10-2019
NO REGULAR MEETING FOR AUGUST. Aug 10 is our Annual Summer Potluck with food, prizes and games for Members & their guests. Please see your monthly newsletter for details on the Potluck, as well as who to contact with what you will be bringing! Next regular meeting is Sept 7th at 7 pm. Watch for… Continue reading August Meeting – 8-10-2019
July 13th Meeting 7:00 pm118 Sullivan St,. in downtown Punta Gorda Our guest speaker for the month of July is Roger Hostetler. Roger will perform a flint knapping demonstration and bring items with him, possibly including an atlatl. He will talk about the History of Florida and types of Florida materials used in making artifacts.… Continue reading July Meeting
Our guest speaker for the month of June is our Mitchel Hope Scholarship Award Winner: Michael J. Ziegler. Michael Ziegler is one of Bruce McFadden’s Masters students working on the Montbrook fossil site in Florida. His thesis focuses on reconstructing the ancient environment of Montbrook, a late Miocene to early Pliocene (5.5 to 5.0 Million… Continue reading June Meeting
Meeting INFO: Saturday, May 11th at 7 pm – 118 Sullivan St. in downtown Punta Gorda For our May 11th meeting, our speaker will be Dr. Robert Sinibaldi Ph.D.: Dr. Sinibaldi is a former past president of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club. In 2012, the Florida Paleontological Society presented him with the Howard Converse Award… Continue reading May Meeting
April Guest Speaker
Our guest speaker for the month of April is John Colagrande. John will present his program entitled Triassic Park. For 35 years John Colagrande taught Biology, Oceanography, Geology, Astronomy, Aeronautics and Paleontology as a high school science teacher in New Jersey before retiring in 2001. That same year, Time/Life published a book he coauthored entitled… Continue reading April Guest Speaker
March 23rd lecture
Carmi Thompson’s research focuses on the nautiloid genus, Aturia, across Cenozoic superficial deposits of Florida. You don't want to miss this lecture! Our May 11 speaker is Dr. Robert Sinibaldi - The title of his presentation will be: Culturally Modified Vertebrate Fossils. It is the final segment of the series of presentations that goes along… Continue reading March 23rd lecture
March Meeting and Guest Speaker
Regular meeting for March is the 23rd, not the normal 2nd Saturday due to a Punta Gorda event. Our Invertebrate Scholarship recipient, Carmi Thompson, will be speaking.
ANNUAL FOSSIL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION
Saturday February 9th at 5:30 Preview begins at 4:30. This is in place of our regular meeting for February. There will be many wonderful items to bid on plus a “Children Only Auction” during the break. We also will have many Silent Auction items to bid on.
Our January 5th meeting is at 7:00 pm at 118 Sullivan St. in downtown Punta Gorda. Our speaker will be Greg Shanos who will give a PowerPoint presentation on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon (July 20, 1969). He will also have several lunar meteorites to show as well.
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