Southwest Florida Fossil Society

"To Inform and Educate"
is to promote and foster the science of paleontology through the collection, identification and preservation of fossil remains and providing a regional forum for education, training and experience in the scientific field.
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The World of Micro Fossils

For oct we will have our fossil matrix workshop " LEARNING ABOUT MICROS ". The fossil record holds many secrets, but when you start to think small those secrets really come alive. We will be looking through Aurora n.c matrix for micro shark teeth,ray teeth,fish teeth, and much much more. Come learn about the fascinating world of micro fossils. Remember 60% or more of the fossil record is less then 10 mm. Hand-held magnifying lens, or lighted lens will be needed. The Society will provide paper plates, ID sheets to you while you search for those very small shark teeth. The great classic movie " Jaws" will be shown. "I think we need a bigger boat."

FOSSIL (Fostering Opportunities for Synergistic STEM with Informal Learners) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation and headquartered at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. FOSSIL is developing a national community that includes amateur and professional paleontologists; our research indicates that more than 60 amateur fossil clubs and societies exist in the USA, but they are not well coordinated in their activities. Overarching goals of the FOSSIL Project include enhanced collaborations between amateurs and professionals, knowledge-building about paleontology, access to resources for lifelong learning, and development of a viable learning community focused on topics such as collections (including digitization), evolution, and K-12 outreach. In addition to more traditional means, such as our newsletter (available at, FOSSIL is developing an interactive online community ( and using social media (Facebook and Twitter) to foster communication and interactions, and thus promoting the concept of 'social paleontology.' "
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