Atlanta Geological Society

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We hope to see you at a meeting soon.

Events

The Atlanta Geological Society  hosts two events:  meetings and a Professional Geologist Study Group.

The meetings are the last Tuesday evening of the month at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307.  We take a summer break in July and a Holiday break  in December.

The Professional Geologist Study Group meets 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. the last Saturday morning of the month at the Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307.  The “last Saturday”  may change due to holidays, etc.

Upcoming events:

The AGS August PG Workshop

Date:  Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker:  Ben Black, PG
Subject:  Engineering Geology
Location:  Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

The AGS August Meeting

Date:          Tuesday, August 29
Time:          6:30 pm networking and pizza; 7:00 pm meeting
Speaker:   Chris Swezey, USGS, Reston, VA
Subject:    “The Carolina Sandhills of the Southeastern United States are Eolian Sand Sheets and Dunes that Were Active During the Last Glaciation” (abstract)
LocationFernbank Museum of Natural History
760 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA  30307

The AGS September Meeting

Date:          Tuesday, September 26
Time:          6:30 pm networking and pizza; 7:00 pm meeting
Speaker:   Katayoun Mobasher, Univ. North Georgia
Subject:    “Interactive GIS-Based Geological Field Guide and Geodatabase for Georgia”
LocationFernbank Museum of Natural History
760 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA  30307

The AGS September PG Workshop

Date:  Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker:  Jim Kennedy, Ph.D., P.G.
Subject:  GeoHydro
Location:  Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

The AGS October Meeting

Date:          Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time:          6:30 pm networking and pizza; 7:00 pm meeting
Speaker:   TBA
Subject:    TBA
LocationFernbank Museum of Natural History
760 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA  30307

The AGS October PG Workshop

Date:  Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker:  TBA
Subject:  TBA
Location:  Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

The AGS November Meeting

Date:          Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time:          6:30 pm networking and pizza; 7:00 pm meeting
Speaker:   TBA
Subject:    TBA
LocationFernbank Museum of Natural History
760 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA  30307

The AGS November PG Workshop

Date:  Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker:  TBA
Subject:  TBA
Location:  Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

The AGS does not hold meetings in December

 

 

Membership

The Atlanta Geological Society is one of the most active professional groups in the Southeast. Our membership and dues are structured simply:

Professional Membership            $25

Student Membership                     $10

Corporate (up to 4 members)     $100

We’ve made it easy for you to pay your membership dues online.

Go to:  https://squareup.com/store/atlanta-geological-society now and update your membership for 2017.

After your payment has been made, please download the membership form, complete the appropriate fields, save and email to John Salvino.

Alternatively, you could bring the form and your cash, check or credit card to the next meeting. Or mail it to the address on the form.

Dues are payable at the beginning of the calendar year.

Your membership dues must be up to date to join us for the June 2017 Social.

Benefits of an AGS membership:

  • Location – AGS meets at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which is a truly awesome facility central to most of our membership.
  • Cost – AGS membership ($25 general; $10 student) is the most inexpensive for any geological society in the SE.
  • Active – AGS holds nine lectures a year and is one of the most active geological societies in the SE.
  • AEG – For one of our lectures, AGS co-sponsors with the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists to annually present the “Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer” while in Atlanta.
  • PDH – AGS is recognized by Alabama, South Carolina, and other professional state boards to provide Professional Development Hours for our lectures, as well as field trips and workshops.
  • PG Classes – AGS offers nearly monthly Professional Geologist development training classes in preparation for passing the ASBOG examinations and has been recognized by the Georgia State Geologist as enhancing PG test scores for participants.
  • Free Food – AGS offers free pizza and Coke at all of our regular meetings, sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres at the Jahns lecture, and a sit-down BBQ dinner at our June social.
  • IMAX – As part of the June social, AGS and Fernbank present a free IMAX movie.
  • Networking – AGS meetings include professionals, academics, regulators, and others who all share the same interest in geological sciences.
  • Resume – AGS membership and even involvement in one of our many committees will enhance any resume.
  • Be a speaker – need practice for speaking in front of a group, defense of a thesis? AGS would like to help you prepare for your important talk.

Don’t delay join today!