Finding Fossils in Florida

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Summer Reading

Age Group:

Preschool, Children, Tweens, Teens
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Program Description

Event Details

Travel through time with Derek Demeter, director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College in Florida, exploring various fossils found in Florida. Outside of his role as an astronomer, Derek is a SCUBA diver and fossil hunter.  He loves to share this passion by displaying his wonderful discoveries to communities around the country. We will explore the geological timelines and the fossils found within them, including many examples for guests to see and touch. 



Derek began working at the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida in 2003. In 2007, Mr. Demeter became the Planetarium Director and immediately began the process of writing and producing shows for the Planetarium. Since then, his passion for teaching people about the wonders of the universe has earned him many accolades and worldwide recognition. Derek recently served as president of the Southeastern Planetarium Association and currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the International Planetarium Society. Outside of his role as planetarium director, Derek loves to share his passion of geology and paleontology. Derek has been featured in the news about several discoveries he and his friends have found in the rivers of Florida.



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