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Quimper Geological Society (QGS)

We seek to foster an understanding of geologic concepts in our community by offering 4-5 illustrated lectures during the year and two summer field trips. We focus mainly, but not exclusively, on local and regional geologic features and issues. All talks are free and open to the public, although we gratefully accept donations to defray our expenses. The QGS is an earth-science outreach of the Jefferson Land Trust.

Our speaking events are usually on Saturdays at 4 pm (see upcoming events listed below) and through our emails. Programs are generally announced in local print and electronic bulletin boards, too. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, our Spring and Summer events were cancelled; they are being rebooked this Fall as on-line Zoom lectures.  Watch our schedule (below) for updates.

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05-24-2020 Glacial Erratic Challenge

Glacial Erratic Challenge As part of the Jefferson Land Trust’s “Extending your Reach” online lecture series, Michael Machette presented a… Read more05-24-2020 Glacial Erratic Challenge

06-24-2020 – Results from the Glacial Erratic Challenge

The Erratic Results are In! (slightly modified on June 26th) The Erratic Challenge has come to a successful end.  As you… Read more06-24-2020 – Results from the Glacial Erratic Challenge

09-20-2020 (tentative) Field Trip — Post-dam-removal sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River

One-day field trip (car caravan) to see the Elwha River’s response to two dam removals six years ago (2014).  We’ll… Read more09-20-2020 (tentative) Field Trip — Post-dam-removal sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River

10-03-2020 Terry Wallace — Gold: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Amazon

Gold is one of the most fascinating of the 4,500 mineral species on Earth and no mineral (or metal) evokes… Read more10-03-2020 Terry Wallace — Gold: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Amazon

11-14-2020 Pat Pringle — Buried and Submerged Forests of the Pacific Northwest

Buried and Submerged Forests of the Pacific Northwest—Witnesses to Ancient Earthquakes, Landslides, and Volcanic Eruptions How much we know about… Read more11-14-2020 Pat Pringle — Buried and Submerged Forests of the Pacific Northwest

12-05-2020 — Will Gallin on Submarine fans and turbidites or Carbon Sequestration

Will Gallin (WA Dept Nat. Resources) will speak about “Submarine fans and turbidites” or “Carbon Sequestration.” He’ll make a choice depending… Read more12-05-2020 — Will Gallin on Submarine fans and turbidites or Carbon Sequestration

2021-06-12 (tentative) Summer field trip — Postponed from 2020

Geology of the Central Washington Cascades: Jeffrey Tepper may lead a two-day field trip along the eastern side of the… Read more2021-06-12 (tentative) Summer field trip — Postponed from 2020


 

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