Speaker: John Clarke, Retired Assistant Director, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Ga Water Science Ctr. Topic: Georgia's groundwater wars Abstract: Water is the lifeblood of our planet. Throughout history to the present day, wars have been waged over this precious resource, and Georgia is no exception. The presentation will provide an overview of conflicts over groundwater … Continue reading "AGS Monthly Meeting"
When: May 16, 2023, 7pm The meeting will be broadcast on Facebook live and to AGS members via zoom. Speaker Bio: Julian Gray is a mineralogist at Focal Point Mineralogy, LLC (focalpointmineralogy.com). He is former curator of Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia and the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, in Hillsboro, Oregon. … Continue reading "Special Online Presentation—Minerals of Georgia with Julian Gray"
Speaker: Randall Carlson Topic: Ice Age Megafloods, Hypervelocity Impacts and the Energy Paradox Speaker bio: Growing up in the glacially sculpted landscapes of rural Minnesota, Randall Carlson developed a fascination with natural history at an early age. Regular outings to places like the Wisconsin Dells and the St. Croix wild and scenic river with its … Continue reading "AGS Monthly Meeting"
Come join us for some great food and fun! Door prizes, giant screen movie and socializing! When: Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 600-800pm Where: Fernbank Museum Cost: AGS Members Free; Guests $5 Door prizes: Please bring items to give away as door prizes. These can be geology books, maps, samples, rocks, fossils, company swag or an endless … Continue reading "AGS annual dinner social"
Professional Geologist Candidate Workshop: Engineering Geology Open to AGS members (to join go to: https://atlantageologicalsociety.org/member-benefits-4/ When: 10am-noon, July 29 Join via zoom: AGS members contact Ben Black for login info: [email protected] Course description: As part of our monthly workshop series, AGS will offer a two-hour class on July 29 on the topic of Engineering Geology. It will cover … Continue reading "PG Candidate Workshop: Engineering Geology"
Field Trip to Arabia Mountain, Stonecrest, GA: AGS Members are invited to a special field trip to investigate a recent exfoliation popup that occurred on July 17th at Arabia Mountain Open to AGS membership. To join AGS go to: https://atlantageologicalsociety.org/join-now/ Registration is mandatory--complete the field trip waiver form at: https://atlantageologicalsociety.org/participation-waiver/ Under “describe” use "Arabia Mt. 7/17/23 Pop-up field”) When: 8:30am-11:00am, Sunday July 30, 2023 Where: … Continue reading "SPECIAL EVENT: Field trip to Arabia Mtn to investigate recent exfoliation “popup explosion”"
Zoom presentation. Contact Ben Black at [email protected] for login information (AGS membership required) Course Syllabus: This review will cover petrography and petrology relevant to minerals and rocks. Emphasize will be on facts and calculations that are likely to be presented in the ASBOG Exam. The petrography review will focus upon the microscope tools and microscope … Continue reading "PG Exam Workshop: Petrology and Petrography"
Speaker Ajoy Baksi Topic: The timing and duration of flood basalt traps, India and the Columbia River Basalt Group, USA. Speaker bio: Ajoy Baksi obtained a M.S. (1967) and Ph.D. (1970), from the University of Toronto (Canada) in (Geo)Physics, following degrees in Physics and Exploration Geophysics in India. Worked in Canada, India and Australia, before … Continue reading "AGS Monthly Meeting"
November 14, 2023, 7pm: Special Zoom and Facebook Live presentation. Speaker: Wilson (Wai-Yin) Cheung, Queens University of Ontario. Topic: Physical Geography and Climate Change in the Greenland and Canadian Arctic.
November 28, 2023, 6pm: Atlanta Geological Society monthly meeting Speaker: Daniel Gebregiorgis Yirgaw, Ga State University. Topic: to be announced.