Vermont Geological Society
Calendar for 2014-2015

10/12-18/14 Earth Science Week
Theme: Earth's Connected Systems
For more information: see the Earth Science Week website
10/18/14 VGS Fall Field Trip
"Unusual sedimentary sequences from a dynamic ice sheet, Great Brook and Honey Brook, north-central Vermont"

Meeting Time and Place:
9:30 AM at the Town of Plainfield Park and Ride. The site is on the north side of Main Street Extension, about 0.25 miles east of U.S. Rt. 2. As it is an official Park and Ride site, there is a sign out on Rt. 2. The Vermont Agency of Transportation website has specific information on this park and ride location (PLAINFIELD, TH3) at http://parkandrides.vermont.gov/.

Details: George Springston and Rick Dunn (Norwich University) will lead a trip examining fairly unusual sedimentary sequences related to the ice sheet margin and proglacial lake depocenter. With only 3-4 stops the trip is intended to give participants a lot of time to explore the sections and develop their own hypotheses regarding sedimentary processes and the glacial stratigraphy. The trip should be especially interesting for students as they can hone their interpretive skills!

The first 2-3 stops do not involve hiking, the final stop has a ~500 m walk up a valley.  Viewing the complete stratigraphy at each site requires some steep slope scaling but they can all be examined from below.  If it has rained participants may want to wear footwear for shallow stream wading. The trip should end by mid-afternoon, near Barre. There will be no store stop for lunch; participants please bring your lunch.

For more information: George Springston at (802) 485-2734 gsprings@norwich.edu; or Rick Dunn at (802) 522-5401 or rdunn@norwich.edu

10/19-22/14 2014 GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition
Sponsor: Geological Society of America
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Details: Earth Sciences for Society—Beginning of the International Year of Planet Earth
For more information: see the GSA website
3/23-25/15 GSA Meeting, Northeastern Section, 50th Annual Meeting & Golden Anniversary
Sponsor: Geological Society of America
Location:
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Theme: Inspiring Geology for 50 Years
For more information: see the GSA website

Regional University Seminar Series Links

Middlebury College: www.middlebury.edu/academics/geol/news (Fall 2014)
University of Vermont: https://www.uvm.edu/geology/documents/GeolSeminarFall2014.pdf (Fall 2014)