Southwest Florida Fossil Society

"To Inform and Educate"
THE PURPOSE OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOSSIL SOCIETY, INC.
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 April 14 , 2018 at 7pm at 118 Sullivan St. in Downtown Punta Gorda

Taking Count

Our speaker for our April 14th Meeting is one of our very own members, Walter Stein who also has his own Paleontology Dino Hunting Business, PaleoAdventures! He will be speaking on his current research projects regarding online databases and a census of Hell Creek Dinosaurs. His Program is called “Taking count”, a Census of Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Specimens. 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 www.myfossil.org/newsletters/), FOSSIL is developing an interactive online community (www.myFOSSIL.org) and using social media (Facebook and Twitter) to foster communication and interactions, and thus promoting the concept of 'social paleontology.' "
 
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