Welcome to the Quimper Geological Society (QGS)


Our speaking events are on Saturdays at 4 pm and are announced by member email, local print and electronic bulletin boards. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our sit-down lectures are cancelled indefinitely; instead the lectures are being presented via Zoom. Watch our schedule for updates and links to the lectures. In addition, we record these lectures for later viewing (see the Events > Recorded Events tab) on home page menu).

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2022-12-07 KPTZ Nature Now (Interview) — Timefulness

Nan Evans of KPTZ and geologist Marcia Bjornerud (Lawerence University, Wisconsin) discuss how thinking about time like a geologist can help save the world. This interview is in advance of Marcia’s hour-long lecture for the Quimper Geological Society on Sat. Dec. 10 at 4 pm (use the QGS link to hear the free public lecture). The interview is for Nature Now, a weekly radio broadcast on KPTZ 91.9 MHz. : Wed. Dec. 7th Show: Timefulness—How thinking like a geologist can help save the World. The show will be broadcast three times, it will be a nice preview to the lecture (Dec. 10)…. Read more2022-12-07 KPTZ Nature Now (Interview) — Timefulness


2022-12-10 Marcia Bjornerud (Lecture) – Timefulness: How thinking like a geologist can help save the world

Dec. 10, 2022—Saturday 4 pm: How thinking like a geologist can help save the world The Lecture Developing and calibrating the geologic timescale — reconstructing Earth’s past from the raw rock record — is one of humanity’s greatest, but least appreciated, intellectual achievements.   But as a society, we are time illiterate, lacking a sense for the durations of the chapters in Earth’s history, the rates of change during previous intervals of climate instability, and the intrinsic timescales of ‘natural capital’ like groundwater systems.  This matters because environmental wrongs, social conflicts and existential malaise are all rooted in a distorted sense… Read more2022-12-10 Marcia Bjornerud (Lecture) – Timefulness: How thinking like a geologist can help save the world


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Our goal is to foster an understanding of Earth Science concepts by offering 5-6 illustrated lectures during the academic year and one or two summer field trips. We focus mainly, but not exclusively, on local and regional geologic features and issues (see yearly list under events). Membership and events are FREE and open to the public, although we gratefully accept donations to defray our expenses. QGS is an earth-science activity of the Jefferson Land Trust, which is located in Port Townsend, WA.  We are in our 10th year here on the Quimper Peninsula.


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