SEGS Student Research/Field Work Grant Opportunity

We are very pleased to announce our decision to start providing cash awards to students that submit winning applications with a description of their field work or research projects. Our first offering, as described in the link below, includes a $1,000 award for an undergraduate and a $2,000 award for a graduate student. As an incentive to apply for these competitive grants, we are offering FREE 2017 and 2018 SEGS memberships to all applicants that fulfill basic requirements of the simple 2 page award application.

pdfSEGS Grant Awards Information (124 KB)



SEGS Field Trip to Lake Wales Ridge Sand Pits – Saturday, February 25, 2017

SEGS Members and USF Geology Program students,

We are pleased to announce our first field trip this year – Saturday, February 25, 2017, to sand pits on the Lake Wakes Ridge, courtesy of long-time SEGS member Marc Hurst and colleagues at C.C. Calhoun, Inc. This is an opportunity to learn about Pio-Pleistocene Cypresshead Formation sands and do some fulgurite hunting, as previously enjoyed, and documented in our Fall 2011 Newsletter, and in the photo gallery below.

We’ll meet at 8:30 AM, at the entrance of C.C. Calhoun, Inc.’s Pit No. 1, located at 1280 OLD SCENIC HWY, LAKE WALES, FL 33853. After an hour or two, we’ll move to Pit No. 4, located at 1250 DETOUR ROAD, HAINES CITY, FL 33844.

Participation in this trip will be limited to SEGS members and USF geology students – and there will likely be a limit to the number of participants, so make sure your membership dues are paid for this year and register soon using ‘Pay for a Field Trip’ PayPal button on the Membership Page. The fee for SEGS members, including a guidebook and lunch is $35; USF students are complimentary. We would appreciate if you completed and returned the forms below to maximize our time at the pits.

pdfSEGS 2.25.17 Sand Mines Field Trip Notice and Registration (345 KB)

pdfField Trip Release and Indemnity Agreement with Photo Use Permission (105 KB)

pdfField Trip Participant Guidelines (101 KB)

pdfCCCalhoun-CLand-JRink-ClayCut Release Indemnity Agreement (76 KB)



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)