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.
July 9th. 2016 at 7:00 pm
Monthly Fossil Meeting
OUR SPEAKER FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WILL BE - DR GARY SCHMELZ

Dr. Gary Schmelz received his doctorate in biology from the University of Delaware in 1970. He is the former director of education for the conservancy of southwest Florida and president of the bailey - Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel, Florida. He has spent the last 39 years collecting and studying fossil marine shells in Florida and has described 32 new species from the Chipola Formation. His scientific publications have appeared in the nautilus and tulane studies in geology and paleontology. Dr. Schmelz presentation will be titled, "Florida's geological evolution." A look at Florida's past and future Environments. The program will focus upon Florida's geological past, a look at some of the fossils uncovered from different deposits, how, what and why will be explained also what the future holds in store for the south Florida peninsular. Dr. Schmelz will also have his book available for purchase, "Fabulous Florida Shells." I look forward to all attending this great presentation. This is one of the society's lecture series presentation.

 
AUGUST MEETING

ANNUAL PICNIC AND BBQ
This will take place at the cracker trail museum old pool facility in Zolpho springs air conditioned food, fun, games , door prizes, shark bingo, giveaways for the kids. There is a wildlife sanctuary and walking trails and great family fun for all. Share story's with fossil friends members and bring covered dish. Society provides drinks and main dish. Call Roxane to sign up with number attending and covered dish.

NEXT Monthly Fossil Meeting - September 10th
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