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.
Monthly Meeting January 20, 2018

Don't forget - the Women's Club had a conflict for this weekend and couldn't honor our regular meeting day & time. We switched our monthly SFFS meeting to the 20th of January to help them out. Hope to see everyone at the 7:00pm meeting on the 20th.
We have our SFFS vertebrate paleontology scholarship winner; Claudia Vargas Grant. Claudia is doing her presentation on her research the 3-D printing of fossils, like Megalodon; which can then be used for K-12 education. Looks like it will be a very interesting presentation! See you there.

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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