The Tallahassee Scientific Society proudly presents these and other programs each year.
Volunteers are needed! If you have the time and interest in helping present any of these events,
please Email Us.

Field Trips

The Tallahassee Scientific Society is continuing its series of field trips, which usually are Saturday morning, family friendly, expert-led outings. They are announced first to TSS members by email and later to the general public if spaces remain. Trips in the 2017 and 2018 seasons have focused on karst geology, astronomy, archaeology, dinosaur paleontology, quarry fossil-hunting, and visits to Tall Timbers Research Station and the Hopkins Power Plant. New trips are offered to members by email and advanced reservations are required. Group size is managed for a maximum educational experience, and there are no charges for the trips. Watch your email and register quickly when the trips are announced.
To view our upcoming field trips Click Here

The HORIZONS 2018 Spring Speaker Series

In 2012, the Society launched this four-month-long series of special presentations held within the Challenger Learning Center’s IMAX Theater located on Kleman Plaza, downtown Tallahassee. This popular program has rapidly become the Society’s annual flagship event. Beginning in February and concluding in May, the series brings stimulating presentations by some of the nation’s leading scientists, science writers, technologists and educators to our Tallahassee audience. Tickets are required but members qualify for a discount on both individual and seasonal tickets.

Most recent HORIZONS event, click here

To view an outline of past HORIZONS events, click here

The Lannutti Memorial Lecture

This program honors the memory of Prof. Joseph Lannutti (1926-1997), founder of Florida State University’s program in high energy physics. The program, held each March, features a prominent keynote speaker drawn from the top ranks of the nation’s researchers in physics. For more about this series, click here.

The John Gorrie Lectures

gorriegoodWith this community-focused series, the Society honors the memory of John Gorrie (1802-1855), the pioneering physician, scientist and inventor who, from his laboratory in Apalachicola, Florida, became the first to invent an artificial means of creating ice. The principles of the machine eventually became the foundation for modern air conditioning. The Gorrie Series features presentations primarily by local scientists hosted by schools and community groups throughout the Big Bend area. The Gorrie Series has included presentations to Gadsden and Jefferson County high school science students and the 2nd Saturday Science Lab held monthly at the Leon County Public Library.

Gold Medal Award & Membership Social

lectureEach fall, the Society invites members to attend a free get-together that features catered food and a cash bar social hour that serves as a prelude to the presentation by the Society’s Gold Medal Honoree.  This award, established in 2004, is annually bestowed by the Society on a scientist or scholar selected from the Tallahassee community whose career achievements in science or science education and outreach are deemed exemplary.

The Gold Medal Award Ceremony and Membership Social are for Tallahassee Scientific Society Members and their guests only and reservations to attend must be obtained. You may become a member by clicking here.

For a complete list of the Society’s Gold Medalists – “The Tallahassee Scientific Society’s Gold Medal Winners” click here.

Science Fairs

scifairEach year, the Society is involved in the State Science & Engineering Fair by sponsoring awards and serving as mentors. Most recently, the Society has become sponsor of the Science Heritage Award given annually by the Florida Department of State’s Florida History Fair.