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The 3rd North American Symposium on Landslides (NASL) will be offering a full day of Field Trips on Wednesday, June 7. All trips will be ‘first come, first served’ so you will want to sign up today to make sure you are able to go on the field trip of your choice!
There is also a post meeting Field Trip being offered titled, Debris Flows and Rockslides of Western North Carolina: 1916 to present slope stability issues. The trip will include lunches, snacks and overnight hotel. Spots are limited for this two-day trip!
As a reminder, the early registration discount ends on next Friday, March 31 so be sure to register today!
- Field Trip #1: Mountain Lake Landslides & “Dirty Dancing”
- Field Trip #2: The Narrows Landslide & I-81 Rock Slope Stability
- Field Trip #3: Natural Bridge Rockfall Fatality & Remediation
- Field Trip #4 Fortune’s Cove and the 1969 Hurrican Camille Debris Flows
- Field Trip #5: Blue Ridge Debris Deposits and Alluvial Fans
- Field Trip #6: Boulders and Beer
- Guest Tour: Chateau Morrisette Winery Tour
AEG Advocacy Committee
On Saturday, April 22, scientists and science-supporters will join together in a rare public exhibit of grass-roots support. The 2017 March for Science will descend on Washington DC as well as more than 394 satellite marches in other cities and countries. The mission is clear and simple: to show support for both science and scientists.
This event, "March for Science," includes working scientists in geoscience, bioscience, physical science, social science, and related fields, as well as non-scientists who simply recognize and appreciate the critical value of all sciences in our modern world.
The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists fully supports the mission and the method of the “March for Science.” Association leaders suggest that AEG members consider participating in one of the marches. This event seems to be a good way to recognize and support the unique role of science and scientists today.
The March for Science has been endorsed by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Association of Geographers (AAG), American Physical Society (APS), Geological Society of America (GSA), National Earth Science Teachers Association (NEST), the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Sigma Xi and many others.
For more information, please contact March for Science directly.
The following is from Jane Gill-Shaler, fundraising chair of the AEG Foundation:
A BIG THANK YOU to all the generous donors who have helped make the AEG Foundation such a success. We could not have done it without you! At a Carolinas Section meet a few years ago, I received a donation of $5 from a student. Now, this student was struggling, as are most of them, and was apologetic that her donation was so small. Well, it wasn’t small for her! And she was so surprised when I called her a DONOR. Yes, donors to the AEG Foundation come in all shapes and sizes, from $5 to $100,000. And, yes, it all counts toward our mission, advancing science, scholarship and education in environmental and engineering geology for the benefit of all. So, THANK YOU!
We raise funds for scholarships through our silent auction at the Annual Meeting, this year in Colorado Springs, through on-line recurring donations (my favorite way to give), and through planned giving. All the money raised from this year’s Silent Auction will go towards the K-12 EDUCATION FUND: The purpose of this fund is to encourage K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and elementary, middle and high schools to explore methods and technologies to teach geology. You can read all about it on the AEG Foundation webpage. We are so very grateful for our donors, who make all the scholarships, grant programs, and support programs possible. THANK YOU!
If you do not have items for the silent auction, please consider donating $5 or $50 or more to the AEG Foundation. You may donate online, or you may send a check written out to the AEG Foundation, to:
AEG Foundation The AEG Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so all donations are tax deductible. We love our supporters, and will send you a thank you and an acknowledgement letter for your taxes.
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Please call or email me at the numbers below if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs! THANK YOU!
Director, AEG Foundation
AEG San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Register now for AEG's Short Course on Groundwater Geochemistry, presented by Bill Deutsch on Friday April 28, 2017.
This is an introductory geochemistry course for scientists and engineers working in the field of groundwater site characterization, contamination, and remediation. It is designed to provide basic information on geochemistry that is necessary to understand natural and contaminated systems and how the composition of groundwater evolves along its flowpath in the subsurface.
Geochemical processes that will be described and discussed include solution complexation reactions, solution/gas interactions, mineral dissolution/precipitation, oxidation/reduction, and adsorption/desorption. Data collection, presentation, and interpretation of results will be discussed. Examples that illustrate the concepts are described throughout the class. At the end of this one-day class, attendees will have a better understanding of the types of geochemical processes that affect groundwater composition, the importance of collecting sufficient data to understand site-specific geochemical systems, and what the data they have collected mean from the standpoint of contaminant occurrence and mobility.
The course will be held at Preservation Park (Ginn Large Parlor) at 660 13th Street in Oakland from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch "on your own"). The cost is $225 for AEG members, $275 for non-members. Students will receive a printed 115-page course booklet, as well as a flash drive containing course materials.
This short course is expected to be popular and is limited to 30 people, so reserve your spot today!
American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute will host a free webinar, "State Responses to Induced Earthquakes," on Friday April 14 at 2 p.m. ET. The surge in recent years of earthquakes associated with some oil and gas operations, especially the deep underground injection of wastewater, has spurred a range of actions and responses from geoscientists, regulators, and operators. This webinar will explore state-level activities in Oklahoma, Texas and Ohio to monitor and reduce induced earthquakes.
The webinar will feature Jeremy Boak (Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey), Michael Young (Associate Director for Environment at the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology), and Steven Dade (Geologist 2 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources), focusing on several key topics:
Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of the speakers in a live question and answer session during the webinar. For more information and to register for the webinar, click here.
- Improved monitoring networks for detecting small earthquakes
- Regulations and their effects
- Collaborations between government, industry, and other groups to reduce induced earthquakes
- Outreach and education to improve public awareness
This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Energy Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Association of American State Geologists, the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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