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Association for Women Geoscientists

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER

Encourage the participation of women in the geosciences

Exchange educational, technical and professional information

Enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences

When the Spokane and Puget Sound Chapters merged to form the Pacific Northwest Chapter in 2007, the chapter grew to serve both Washington and Oregon. Our members live in Washington and Oregon and beyond to Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. To promote professional growth and AWG’s goals, we get together for formal and informal events, mostly in the Seattle and Portland areas.

Upcoming Events and News

AWG-PNW June 2021 E-News

General news: We still have two positions open on the Chapter Board this year – president and treasurer.  President is a 1-year term with a term limit of 3 years.  Treasurer is a 2-year term with a term limit of 4 years.  In addition, our bank account needs to stay in Washington, so our treasurerContinue reading “AWG-PNW June 2021 E-News”

April 2021 AWG-PNW E-News

AWG-PNW Field trips Registration is underway for our joint field trip with GSOC to eastern Oregon to look at volcanics related to the Yellowstone Plume.  If you weren’t already on our interest list, you probably won’t be able to register for one of the limited number of AWG slots.  However, I’ll be sending out theContinue reading “April 2021 AWG-PNW E-News”

Past Events

GSOC has been kind enough to post recordings of our recent AWG-PNW Zoom presentations on their YouTube channel. You can find them at Lectures — Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC)

2021 and 2022 Field Trip Updates

AWG-PNW GEOLOGY AND HOT SPRINGS TOUR OF SOUTHEASTERN BC SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 6, 2021 – REGISTER NOW!

Registration is open on the AWG website for our 11-day field trip in southeastern British Columbia, visiting several hot springs and looking at the spectacular geology and scenery. We’ll finish in time for participants to get back to Portland for at least the shorter GSA Annual Meeting’s pre-meeting field trips. Contact president@awgpnw.org for more information and a registration form.

AWG FIELD TRIP TO THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SAN ANDREAS FAULT SEPTEMBER 16-23, 2021

There’s still space on this field trip with Williams GeoAdventures to tour the San Andreas Fault from San Francisco north to Mendocino. The price (excluding airfare) is anticipated to be close to the original total price of $1900 (~double or triple occupancy). Watch for more information in AWG E-News. Check http://awg.org/FieldTrips for updated registration information.

JOINT AWG-PNW & GSOC FIELD TRIP – E. OREGON VOLCANICS RELATED TO THE YELLOWSTONE PLUME JUNE 25-28, 2021

AWG-PNW members Emily Cahoon and Caroline Gordon will lead a 4-day trip to Eastern OR to look at volcanics (and sunstones!) related to the passage of the Yellowstone plume. This will be a physically distanced field trip, so participants will be responsible for their own transportation, lodging (motel or camping), and food. There will also be a $60 trip fee and participants must be members of either AWG or GSOC. THIS TRIP IS FULL.

AWG FIELD TRIP TO ICELAND IS RESCHEDULED TO JULY 6-18, 2022

Next year, AWG’s field trip will be to Iceland. Tentative cost (excluding airfare) is $5800. The trip will be led by AWG’s Communications Coordinator Tamie Jovanelly, a geology professor at Berry College who recently authored Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features. Watch for more information in the summer and fall issues of Gaea or check http://awg.org/FieldTrips early next year for updated registration information.

AWG-PNW FIELD TRIP TO MOUNT ST. HELENS IS RESCHEDULED (AGAIN) TO SUMMER OF 2022

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 vaccinations being widely available to everyone during the spring (and the fact that our lodgings at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center will be the opposite of physically distanced), we’re postponing this 4- to 5-day field trip yet another year.

Interested in joining AWG-PNW? Go to http://www.awg.org/ and click on “Become a member.” To get a membership form or more information, contact president@awgpnw.org.

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