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.
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.


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.

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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