“Fossils of Florida and How They Got Here” by Bob Fuqua: Members
Thursday, Feb 23, 10:00-11:50 am (ONE DAY ONLY) – Classroom D105
This class starts with an explanation of how the Florida landmass evolved to include the terrestrial and marine animals that lived here during that time frame. Building on this background, the class describes the fossilization process with emphasis on how it happened in Florida. This is followed by a fun discussion of what kinds of fossils are found in Florida, how to look for them, and how to identify your finds. A wide variety of fossils and fossil books will be available for students to examine.
Mr. Fuqua found his first fossil shark teeth in western Kansas when he was a small boy, cementing a lifelong interest in fossils. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University, he had a 30 plus year career in intelligence. Throughout his career he continued to hunt and study fossils every chance he had. Upon retiring and moving to Florida, fossils now get all the attention and study they deserve. He routinely provides lectures on fossils to many organizations and has written a book on fossil shark teeth.