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 the link and registration code to our chapter membership in about a week.  Registration will open up to all GSOC and AWG members on April 23, so if someone cancels or if there are any GSOC spots remaining, you might get lucky.

Planning is proceeding on our late summer chapter field trip, the SE BC Hot Springs Geology Tour.  This will be an 11-day field trip, exploring geology during the day and laying in hot water in the evenings.  Because it will be early fall (Sept. 25 – Oct. 6), we’ll be staying in hotels and motels rather trying to camp, potentially in cold rain or snow.  As a result, it’ll cost around $1400-1500, which will include lodging and some meals, but not transportation during the trip.  We hope to open registration sometime in the mid- to late May timeframe.  If you’re interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Marcia Knadle at president@awg-ps.org.

AWG-PNW Meetings

We’ve got invitations out for a speaker for a spring Zoom meeting sometime in May.  If you’re interested in doing a Zoom presentation for our members, either this spring or sometime next fall, please contact Marcia Knadle at president@awg-ps.org.

We’ll be launching a brand-new, updated chapter website later this month, thanks to Cindy Bartlett and Jordan Claytor, our chapter and UW student subchapter web managers respectively.  The new site will be much easier for us to keep updated.  It will have an entirely new URL, so keep a lookout for an email with that.  We’ll also keep the old one active for a few months with a link to the new website.

Here’s a roundup of selected upcoming online meetings:

Tuesday April 6 (tomorrow!), talk starting at 6 pm – AEG Nisqually Chapter

Kelsay Stanton — “Characterizing Quaternary deposits on the southwestern Washington coast: the geologic approach to a tectonics problem.”  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/982090581

Friday April 9 at 7:30 pm – Geological Society of the Oregon Country

Bruce Bjornstad – “Ice Age Floodscapes of the Pacific Northwest”  Go to Lectures — Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC) to REGISTER for the meeting.

Saturday April 10 at 4 pm – Quimper Geological Society 

Trevor Contreras (WA Geol. Survey) – “Geology and the Art of Stone Carving”  (go to www.quimpergeology.org for the Zoom link)

Monday April 12 at noon PDT – Assoc. of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

Issac Pope – “The Cascade Volcanoes: A Living Laboratory for Pure and Applied Geoscience”

If you’re an AWG member, you’ve already received email notices with a registration link.  However, for $20 non-members can register here:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1152492009367225614

Tuesday April 13, talk starting around 7:30 pm – Northwest Geological Society

Pat Pringle – “Buried and submerged forests of the Pacific NW – Clues to ancient volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides”   If you’re a member, you’ll have received an email with the meeting link on March 30.  If not, you can find a fuller description at 2021_04.pdf (nwgs.org), along with instructions to get the link.

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