Atlanta Geological Society

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We hope to see you at a meeting soon.

Events

The Atlanta Geological Society  hosts two events:  monthly meetings and a Professional Geologist Candidate Workshop.

The AGS monthly 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 AGS Professional Geologist Candidate Study Group Workshops meet 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 June AGS PG Workshop

Date:            Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time:           10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker:   Abby Knapp
Subject:    Igneous Petrology
Location:  Fernbank Science Center
                       156 Heaton Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

The June AGS Monthly Meeting

Date:          Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time:          6:30 pm
AGS Annual Social & Giant Screen Movie
Location
:    Fernbank Museum of Natural History
760 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307

 

REG REVIEW is offering an on-site Review Course for the ASBOG Geology Licensing Exam in Atlanta on Saturday, July 28, 2018. This class is only offered it Atlanta every other year so if you are thinking about taking an onsite course instead of a webinar plan ahead. To register online go to http://regreview.com/courses/CourseRegistration.asp. Our purpose is to give you the focus and direction you need to streamline and give direction to your studying process. The study materials including the Study Manual and Practice Quizzes book are included in the course price.

 

The AGS does not hold meetings in July or December.

The AGS PG Study Group does not meet in December.

 

 

Membership

The Atlanta Geological Society has been one of the most active professional groups in the Southeast since its inception in 1991. 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 2018.

After your payment has been made, please download the membership form, complete the appropriate fields, save and email to John Salvino (Square reports very little information back to the “retailer”).

Alternatively, you could bring the form and your credit card, cash, or check 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 2018 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 ($35 general; $10 student) is the most inexpensive for any geological society in the SE.
  • Active – AGS holds ten lectures a year and is one of the most active geological societies in the SE.  Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month except July and December.
  • 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 Study Group – 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.  The workshops are generally held the last Saturday of each month except December at the  Fernbank Science Center.
  • Free Food – AGS offers free pizza and Coke at all of our  meetings, sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres at the Jahns lecture, and a sit-down BBQ dinner at our June social.
  • 4K Laser Giant Screen – As part of the June social, AGS and Fernbank present a free 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!