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2019 Peace River Trip

SEGS will be hosting a canoeing field trip to the Peace River in Central Florida. This is an opportunity to learn about the Mio-Pliocene Peace River Formation phosphate gravels, discuss Florida’s diverse fossil history, and do some fossil hunting ourselves. Click here to learn more and register!

Check the Events page for additional upcoming trips.


2019 SEGS Student Research/Field Work Grant Opportunity

Grant Overview: The Southeastern Geological Society (SEGS) is pleased to announce a competition for student research/field work grant awards. The purpose of the awards is to promote greater understanding of Southeastern U.S. geology through student research and/or field work. Grants are available on an application merit basis to any student, undergraduate or graduate, enrolled at any accredited University or College in Florida, Georgia, or Alabama.

For its 2019 grant, SEGS has allocated grant awards of $1,000 for one undergraduate student applicant and $2,000 for one graduate student applicant. However, at its sole discretion, the Executive Committee may extend reduced awards to outstanding runners-up. Awards are targeted for expenditures such as (but not limited to) field work, research travel, laboratory analyses, and research materials; they are not intended to fund indirect/overhead costs or wages.

Applications must be postmarked on or before a deadline of June 29, 2019 and be sent to the Awards Chairman at the below address. Applications will be reviewed by the SEGS Grant Awards Committee and judged based on the following criteria: 1) merit of proposed research/field work, 2) clarity of expression, and 3) strength of recommendation letter from a college faculty sponsor. All applicants meeting requirements will be acknowledged by email and provided one free year of SEGS membership (up to a $60 value). Following SEGS Executive Committee approval, awardee(s) will be notified, identified on our SEGS website, and sent check(s) by August 31, 2019.

It is expected that, during or after completion, awardee(s) will present their research/field work in the form of: 1) a brief article to be published in an SEGS Newsletter or Guidebook and/or 2) a presentation at an SEGS meeting. In the event of the latter, the student’s pre-approved travel expenses to the meeting, e.g., flight, rental car or mileage, meals, and lodging, shall be reimbursed, and associated field trip fee waived by the SEGS, up to a $400 value.

Download the application requirements below:

pdfSEGS Grant Award 2019 (PDF 124 KB)


2018 Winter/Spring Newsletter

Headlines Include:

  • Message from the President
  • Research Update from SEGS 2017 Student Research/Field Work Grant Awardee, Derrick Vaughn,
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
  • Revenge of the Lake Wales Ridge Sand Pits
  • Geology of Western Cuba
  • Cuba Travel Log, by Julie Zydek
  • Manuel A. Iturralde-Vinent awarded life-membership to SEGS

Download the Newsletter:

pdf2018 Winter-Spring Newsletter (511 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)