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At  the FGS Open House on Friday, Oct. 14, attendees learned about Florida's geology and how it impacts our daily lives.


Paint a Rock activity at FGS open house

Paint a Rock activity at FGS Open House

fossils at FGS open house

Rocks and fossils on display at FGS Museum

core samples

Core samples


FGS staff identify rocks for open house attendees

FGS staff identify rocks for Open House attendees

dril bit for taking core samples

Drill bit for collecting core samples

FGS at drill

FGS staff at drill rig used to take core samples



State Geologist Harley Means  led a 3-mile guided hike at Leon Sinks Geological Area.  Hikers learned about geology’s connection to the local ecosystem and saw karst features that included sinkholes, depressions, natural bridges and disappearing streams.   


Guided hike along the trail at Leon Sinks

Hike through Leon Sinks

Big Dismal Sink

Big Dismal Sink at Leon Sinks Geological Area

Information about Big Dismal Sink

Informational sign about Big Dismal


Sink hole at Leon Sinks

Sink hole with water

Harley Means at karst feature

FGS Director Harley Means explains karst features

Butterfly on lantana

Butterfly along the trail


No events are scheduled at this time. But you can always explore designated Florida Geological Sites online.





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