Florida Keys Geology Presentation
Gene Shinn gave a talk on July 22 on Florida Keys Geology to 25
middle school science teachers as part of the Hillsborough County
(Tampa) "Science Summer Workshop," organized by the Florida World
Museum of Natural Science. The subject was Keys geology and groundwater
problems. And yes, he poured water through a piece of Key Largo
Limestone to make the point about sewage, permeability, and leakage.
Speaking of porous limestone, Dave Wagner designed a beautiful
support and case for Gene's now famous flushing-toilet model.
The model toilet, complete with appropriate electronic sounds, is
fitted with a water pump and set on a slab of Key Largo Limestone
that rests on top of a small aquarium. By working the handle, the
viewer is presented with a memorable example of limestone permeability.
Last week, the display was shipped to Washington, D.C., where it
was used in a Congressional committee meeting to demonstrate the
special problems of the Florida Keys and to help obtain federal
Funding for sewage-treatment plants in the Keys.
in this issue:
Southern California Sediment Sampling
Glacier Bay National Park
USGS / University Collaboration
Scientist in the News
Trouble in Paradise
Florida Keys Geology
Dry Tortugas Nat'l Park
Coastal Sediments '99
Association for Women Geoscientists
New Associate Program Coordinator
Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship
Grad Student Defenses
Woods Hole Arrivals
Woods Hole Visitors
August Publications List