SWFAS members spend a lot of time in our local parks, looking up at the stars and planets, so it’s natural to wonder about the planet on which we stand — and specifically, our local part of it.
Imagine a school of fish swimming in your backyard, a shark hunting for food in your neighborhood, a pod of dolphins chattering and chasing each other over the great Florida plains: all of South Florida underwater. This may seem like a scene out of a fairy tale, but millions of years ago, that is exactly what South Florida looked like! Join Park Ranger Danielle Hebert at the February meeting of the South West Florida Astronomical Society in exploring the wonders of South Florida’s past as an underwater kingdom and how that past has played a part in shaping Florida as we know it today. Danielle’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 2nd, at the Calusa Nature Center’s Planetarium. The monthly business meeting will follow immediately thereafter. We hope to see you there….