Atlanta Geological Society

AGS LogoJoin AGS for the Annual BBQ and Movie!

Greetings! It is June and time for the annual AGS BBQ and Movie held in the Fernbank Café located on the ground floor. The meeting will kick-off about 6:30 p.m. on this Tuesday, June 25th. Part of the evening’s activities will be a mini-symposium with 6 technical posters on display with the authors. The posters are listed below. We will have our usual door prize give-away, so remember to pick up your ticket when you check-in. And if you have something to contribute as a door prize, please bring it along.

Attendance is included with your membership, but we often get a number of folks paying their dues on the spot.  We worry about having an adequate head count, so if you’ve paid and have RSVP’d to John Salvino, you’re good. If you plan to pay at the door, please email John at so he can include you in the head count.

When we are all done downstairs, we will make our way up to the Rankin Smith Giant Screen/IMAX theater where we will see the evening’s movie; Great Bear Rainforest, in 3D.

Please check our website for any updates,  .

See you Tuesday!

Ben Bentkowski

AGS President


Cam Muskelly; Time Scavengers: Social Media Outlets Allow Effective Communication of Geoscience Education

Melinda Chapman (invited); Characterization of Productive Wells in Fractured Crystalline-Bedrock Aquifers

Steven Stokowski, Wolfe, B. J., Abdkahar, A., and Garrett, K.; Effect of Aggregate Moisture Content on the Petrographic Character of Cement Paste in Concrete

Debbie Gordon and Richard Young; Groundwater Conditions in Georgia, an Interactive Website

Bob Jarrett; Olduvai Gorge Mineral/Climate Analysis

Steven Stokowski; Locating Groundwater Conduits in Karst Using Ground Magnetic and Acoustic Emission Surveys


The Atlanta Geological Society  hosts monthly meetings (which include free pizza and socializing, a short business meeting and a talk); a monthly workshop for professional geologist candidates and those that just can’t get enough geology; and an annual meeting that includes a BBQ dinner, raffle and a movie in Fernbank’s 4K Laser Giant Screen.

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 an end of year 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”  often changes due to holidays, conflicts, etc.; so check here for each workshop date.

Upcoming AGS events and other interesting events:

The June 2019 AGS PG Candidate Workshop 

Date:           Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time:           10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker:    Pamela Gore
Subject:     TBD
LocationFernbank Science Center
.                      156 Heaton Park Dr NE
.                     Atlanta, GA 30307

The AGS June Social BBQ and Movie

Date:            Tuesday , June 25, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Social/networking/free pizza
Fernbank Museum of Natural History /767 Clifton Rd Atlanta, GA 30307


The AGS does not hold meetings in July or December.

The AGS PG Study Group does not meet in December.

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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: 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  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 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 taking  the ASBOG examinations.  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!