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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. 10 - Dr. Richard Hulbert, University of Florida
    The Montbrook Fossil Site
    New Miocene Fossil Locality in Florida
    Please take notice that because of the Labor Day holiday, we will meet on the second Saturday of the month in September.
  • Oct. 1 - Shari Blissett-Clark
    Shari is the President of the Florida Bat Conservancy and serves on the boards of Bat Belfrys and the Florida Native Plant Society. Shari is also a long time member of Bat Conservation International and the Xerces Society.
    Shari’s education includes wildlife biology and habitat conservation and she has worked in both public and private conservation sectors for decades. In 2010 Shari formed Bat Belfrys, a privately-funded conservation organization dedicated to conserving Florida’s bats primarily through public outreach and education.
    Shari travels throughout Florida promoting the importance of bats in the environment, agriculture, and public health. Shari builds and installs bat houses to help mitigate lost habitat and encourage citizen participation in bat conservation. All proceeds from this activity support the conservation initiatives of the Florida Bat Conservancy.
  • Nov. 5 - Dr. Robert Sinibaldi
    The Ben Waller Memorial Scholarship Auction
  • Dec. 10 - Matt Hayes
    Helicoprion, the Whirl-Toothed Shark & Shark Tooth Ecology
    Please take notice that because of schedule conflicts with USF, we will meet on the second Saturday of the month in December.
    NOTE: This meeting will be held in the C.W. "Bill" Young ROTC building room number CWY107 nearly directly across the street from our current meeting place.
  • Jan. 7 - Joshua Slattery
    NOTE:Below dates are tentative
  • Feb. 4 - Mike Kesselring - The High Plains Homestead - Living on the Fossil Freeway
  • Mar. 4 - Peter Larsen - T.rex hunter
    We will be moving to the Cooper Hall, room number CPR103
    You can use the parking lot we have used for year & there will be signs.
  • Apr. 1 - TBA
  • May 6 - TBA
  • June 3 - TBFC’s End of the Season Banquet will be held at the:
    American Postal Workers Union Hall
    4409 West Alva Street
    Tampa, FL 33614
    at 5PM on June 11th. This is about a mile from Raymond James Stadium which is a central location for everyone. See the president's special message for more information.