Dinner Meetings with Speakers

We are planning on a full slate of dinner meetings and speakers this season! Meetings are scheduled monthly from October through April. Dinner meetings begin promptly at 6 p.m.; social time/ cash bar starts at 5:15 p.m. with a speaker following dinner. Click on the Dinner Schedule and Programs button below for the complete list and schedule.

The venues for the meetings are The Landings Yacht, Tennis and Country Club and Heritage Palms Country Club, Fort Myers.

Both members and non-members are invited to attend the dinner meetings, but reservations are required and must be paid in advance by check or credit card because we have to make a commitment to the venues for the number of diners and they will bill us whether or not they attend.

Please click on the "Reservations" tab in the page header above above for the reservation form. Email your completed reservation form to and pay by credit card at the following link:

No payments will be accepted at the door.

Dr. Nick Barbi, speaking on Understanding Art and Artists through Hi-Tech Imaging

Field Trips

The Scientists' Society organizes field trips to local businesses and facilities engaged in enterprises related to science and technology.

Field trips focus on technically-oriented activities in the local Southwest Florida area. Recent field trips have included Algenol Biofuels, Inc., Lee County Sheriff's Office Forensic Center, LeeSar, Inc., Florida Highway Patrol Interagency Communications Center, University of Florida Southwest Agriculture Research and Education Center, WGCU TV and Radio Studios, Ecological Labs, Inc., Arcadia Aerospace, ecological tour of Bunche Beach, and Eastern Architectural Systems. Students, teachers and guests are invited to participate. Field trips often provide students their first opportunity to see STEM activities in action.

For information on upcoming field trips and reservations, click on the Field Trip Schedule tab.

     Arcadia Aerospace

January tour of Eastern Architectural Systems (EAS)

EAS has a 280,000 square foot facility in south Fort Myers and manufactures high quality regular and hurricane impact-resistant windows and doors, distributed by several prominent area businesses. EAS provided a very interesting description of their business and products, followed by a tour of their large manufacturing facility. Virtually all materials are manufactured in the U.S. In the photo below, Kevin Biehl is describing the manufacturing processes.

February tour of the FGCU Water School and Research Facilities

Friday, 24 February 2023

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


The establishment of The Water School on World Water Day in 2019 sent a message that Florida Gulf Coast University and the State of Florida were making a significant investment in water and the environment in Southwest Florida.  The School’s vision is to become a premier institution for the study of subtropical coastal watersheds, including the interactions among their natural, built, and human dimensions.


The Scientists’ Society of Southwest Florida has been offered an introduction and tour of the Water School and their on campus research facilities.  Our visit and tour will increase community awareness of The Water School and aid in forging partnerships with local organizations involved in environmental research, education and outreach.


Pre-registration is required.  In order to register send a text or email to Bruce F George at or 443 254 6715.