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
Rocks and fossils on display at FGS Museum
FGS staff identify rocks for Open House attendees
Drill bit for collecting core samples
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.
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