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Our Meetings

Guests are always welcome to the meetings if you would like see what we're all about. Meetings start at 7:30 pm and usually take place the first saturday of the month unless there is a holiday then it's on the second. Located at USF Behavioral Science Room #103. If you would like directions, try our new map function (Javascript Required) which can give you turn-by-turn directions from your door to ours!

After the speaker finishes we have a break with refreshments. Then we draw for door prizes and some raffle items as well, along with any final announcements.

Upcoming Meetings (2016-2017 season):
NOTE: All meetings are the first Saturday of the month
unless otherwise clearly noted.

  • Sept. 9 - Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma
  • Oct. 7 - Dinosaur VR
  • Nov. 4 - Dr. Robert Sinibaldi
    The Ben Waller Memorial Scholarship Auction
  • Dec. 9 - Bob Fuqua
    Why Are There So Many Shark Teeth at Venice Beach?
    Please take notice that because of the Labor Day holiday, we will meet on the second Saturday of the month in September. Please take notice that because of schedule conflicts with USF, we will meet on the second Saturday of the month in December.
  • Jan. 6 - Dr. Liz Freedman Fowler
    Hooked on Claws! Predatory Ecology of Deinonychosauria:
    Foot Use Compared among Dromaeosaurids, Troodontids, and Birds
  • Feb. 3 - Dr. Daniel Huber
    Shark Lab!
  • Mar. 3 - Dr. Andy Hemmings
    Florida’s First People
  • Apr. 7 - Dr. Bob Sinibaldi
    Cultural Modification of Bones, Antlers, and Teeth

    Cultural modification of bones, antlers, and teeth by Paleo-Indians (the earliest Native Americans), and those Native Americans who followed, truly deserves a book unto itself. Dr. Bob’s presentation will give the amateur or beginning paleontologist and archaeologist a reasonable start in recognizing cultural modifications to bones, antlers (a specialized type of bone), and teeth. Any bones, antlers or teeth that show signs of work done by Native Americans can be considered culturally modified. Indians did this for a variety of reasons. Dr. Bob will explain the use of many culturally modified items. Don’t miss it.

  • May 5 - Patrisha Meyers
    Archaeologists Don’t Dig Dinosaurs
  • June 2 - Banquet