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March 2018

March 22 – Dr. Elaine Ostrander Genes Wagging the Tail: Genetics of Complex Traits in Domestic Dogs

March 22
Challenger Learning Center

Elaine Ostrander, PhD is an American geneticist at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland She holds a number of professional academic appointments, currently serving as senior scientist and head of the NHGRI Section of Comparative Genomics. She is known for her research on prostate cancer and for conducting genetic investigations with the Canis familiaris, the domestic dog model. In 2007, her laboratory showed that most of the variation in…

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April 2018

“Saving Wakulla Springs ” Overland Tour 2018

April 21

"Saving Wakulla Springs " Overland Tour 2018 Spring Series Saturday Tours on March 17 and April 21. Jim Stevenson, is a Florida Springs Expert. On this fascinating guided tour through the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs there are 7 different stops of interest. You will follow along the journey of water from Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs. Tour departs from Cascades Park (parking lot on the corner of East Bloxham St. And South Gadsden St.) at 8 am. The Tour…

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April 30 – John Hunt Science and Ecosystem Management in the Florida Keys: Recent Successes and Challenges

April 30
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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John Hunt is the manager of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s South Florida Regional Laboratory. He manages the research operations of the spiny lobster, queen conch, Keys finfish, and restoration ecology programs. John has lived in Marathon for 36+ years. He and his wife Kathy have four adult children. Three live in Marathon; one lives in Colorado. He will be discussing a range of applied science and management issues in the Florida Keys, from the science that has influenced…

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May 2018

May 22 – Dr. Jack Davis The Gulf of Mexico: History, Nature, and Hope

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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Jack Davis, PhD, is a professor of environmental history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida. Davis is the author or editor of several books, including An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. The Wall Street Journal called The Gulf a “wide-ranging, well-told story, by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring, and chilling.” Davis, who lives on future Gulf-front property in Gainesville, is working on a new book, Bird…

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June 2018

2018 Field Trip Series – Striped Newt Ecology

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Apalachicola National Forest,
Stateroad 13
Sopchoppy, FL 32358 United States
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The Tallahassee Scientific Society is continuing the 2018 Field Trip Series, which is designed for science-oriented TSS members and the general public. The upcoming trip Saturday, June 2, 2018, will be to the Apalachicola National Forest near Tallahassee and will be led by Ryan and Rebecca Means, Director and Ecologist, respectively, of the Coastal Plains Institute (CPI). There will be no charge for the trip and families are welcomed.

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September 2018

Gold Medal Awards & Membership Social 2018

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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2018 Gold Medal Reception and Program - Challenger Learning Center, 200 South Duval Street. September 26, 2018. Member reception 6 PM; public program 7 PM.

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October 2018

2018 Field Trip Series – Astronomy on Lake Miccosukee with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society

October 6 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Lake Miccosukee

On the night of Saturday, October 6th, the Tallahassee Scientific Society will host a free field trip to join the Tallahassee Astronomical Society at their Lake Miccosukee telescope observatory. We will meet on-site at 7:45 pm. Sunset is at 7:15 pm and twilight ends at 8:35 pm. There is no stated ending time.

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RAZOR Lecture Series – Simon Foo, Ph.D.

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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Simon Foo, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering - Will lecture on "ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS FOR DEEP LEARNING"

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November 2018

RAZOR Lecture Series – Jeffrey Chagnon Ph.D.

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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Jeffrey Chagnon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, EOAS, Florida State University - Will lecture on "PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE: What can we know about future weather?"

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December 2018

2018 Field Trip Series – Florida Geological Survey Tour

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FGS Museum,
3000 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32303 United States
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TSS is offering a special field trip to attend the Florida Geological Survey’s annual open house on Saturday, December 8 from 10 am – noon (you may stay longer). The field trip to the FGS museum and facilities is free but TSS members are asked to register in advance and we will be treated as a special group. Families are welcome.

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