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. Membership and events 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, which is located in Port Townsend, WA. We are in our 8th year here on the Quimper Peninsula.
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 2020 sit-down lectures were cancelled; the lectures are being presented via Zoom. Watch our schedule (below) for updates and links to the lectures. In addition, we are recording these lectures for later viewing: check the listings under the Events tab on our home page menu.
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“Dam It—How beavers shape the landscape” In Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, environmental journalist Ben… Read more02-27-2021 Ben Goldfarb, “Dam It—How beavers shape the landscape”
Geology and the Art of Stone Carving Details to follow April 10, 2021 (active day of event)… Read more04-10-2021 Trevor Contreras, Geology and the Art of Stone Carving
On Saturday May 22, 2021 (date tentative), Dr. Jennifer Pierce of the Dept of Geology at Boise State University will… Read more05-22-2021 Jennifer Pierce—Wildfires, Climate and Erosion
Geology of the Central Washington Cascades: Jeffrey Tepper may lead a two-day field trip along the eastern side of the… Read more06-12-2021 (tentative, Jeff Tepper) Summer field trip (postponed from 2020)
09-18-2021 (tentative Ian Miller) — Fall Field Trip — Post-dam-removal sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River (postponed from 2020)
One-day field trip (car caravan) to see the Elwha River’s response to two dam removals six years ago (2014). We’ll… Read more09-18-2021 (tentative Ian Miller) — Fall Field Trip — Post-dam-removal sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River (postponed from 2020)
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