Preliminary Field Trip Announcement:
Geology and Geomorphology of Western Cuba

18-23 March 2018


The Southeastern Geological Society has a most unique opportunity to examine the spectacular geology and geomorphology of Western Cuba, hosted by renowned Cuban geologist and paleontologist, Manuel A. Iturralde-Vincent, former deputy director of the Cuban National Natural History Museum. Manuel has written extensively on Cuban geology, and has led many trips across Cuba. This 5-day excursion will begin with a chartered flight from Tampa, Florida to Havana. We will examine varied and complex terranes, including Jurassic-Cretaceous continental margin deposits, the K-T boundary and Paleogene synorogenic foredeep sediments, ophiolites and Cretaceous volcanics, Miocene to Quaternary marine and terrestrial deposits, tower karst, and modern coastal environments (including snorkeling). A special SEGS field guide (authored by Manuel) will be provided.

This is a preliminary announcement, but we are asking for an initial response in order to gauge interest. Please do not respond unless you think you will genuinely be able to attend. A second announcement will follow soon. A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 will be required by November to reserve your place. Please indicate your initial (serious) interest by sending a short message to SEGS VP Jon Bryan at

Download the PDF below for more trip information:

pdfCuba Field Trip Announcement (426 KB)

2017 Student Research/Field Work Grant

SEGS is very enthusiastic about awarding UF PhD graduate student Derrick Vaughn our 2017 Student Research/Field Work Grant. Mr. Vaughn provided a compelling summary of his project regarding carbon sequestration by mangroves and marshes on Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts in response to climate change. His application was accompanied by an excellent letter of recommendation from UF Professor Thomas S. Bianchi. Mr. Vaughn is awarded $2,000, plus free SEGS membership through 2018.
— Exec. and Awards Committee Members

2017 Winter-Spring Newsletter

Headlines Include:

  • New Board Members Elected
  • President’s Message
  • Legislative News
  • Thank You Andy Lawn!
  • SEGS Student Research/Field Work Grant Opportunity
  • Recap of the Cote Blanche Island, Salt Dome Mine, October 13th, 2016 trip
  • Recap of the Cemex Center Hill Mine, December 3rd, 2016 trip
  • Recap of the Lake Wales Ridge Sand Pits, February 25, 2017 trip
  • SEGS Going International???
  • SEGS and Its Affiliation with the GCAGS

Download the Newsletter!

pdf2017 Winter-Spring Newsletter (325 KB)


Thank You Gannett Fleming

SEGS is very pleased to have received a $500 donation in December 2016 from Gannett Fleming, Inc., an American-based engineering firm specializing in international planning, design, and construction management, and employer of SEGS 2017 President Clint Noble and members Daniel Lapikas, Austin Dunlap, Fred Pirkle, and Chrystal Yates. The gracious donation is intended to enhance our ability to provide student grant awards, and our mission to provide inexpensive field trips to all members.


Thank You Members

Thank you to all of our members who have promptly paid their 2017 dues (107 members as of May 15, 2017); and thanks especially to members who volunteered to serve on one or more of our committees; enjoy!


USF Thanks You



SEGS Logo Shirt Opportunity!

Hey all, SEGS member Scott Nyoff has graciously offered to have our calcite crystal logo embroidered on the front or breast pocket of any shirt(s) that you mail to him with a $12 check per shirt, which includes his cost to mail back to you (SEGS paid the $50 set-up charge). Please take advantage of this offer right away so we can be wearing our colors on field trips.

Mail your shirts with $12 each to:
Scott H. Nyhof, PG, CPG
Senior Project Geologist
Madrid Engineering Group, Inc.
2030 State Road 60 East, Bartow, FL 33830
863. 533.9007 (office)
863. 450.8544 (cell)