2018 GSA North-Central Section

52nd Annual Meeting

Geoscience Returns to the Heartland
16–17 April | Ames, Iowa
Iowa State University

FIELD TRIPS

For additional information, please contact the field trip co-chairs Franciszek Hasiuk or Aaron Wood. All trips depart from the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center.

During Meeting

  1. Twenty-First Century Aggregates Field Trip.
    Associated with Theme Session 38.
    Cosponsored by
    GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Engineering and Environmental Geology Division.
    Mon. 16 April, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Cost: $50; includes guidebook, transportation, box lunch, and refreshments.
    Franciszek Hasiuk, Iowa State University; Ryan Clark, Iowa Geological Survey.

Pre-Meeting

  1. Geomorphic Evolution of the Upper Mississippi Valley (Canceled).
    Sat. and Sun., 14-15 April, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

  2. Geologic Controls on Surface and Groundwater Quality in the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer System of the “Driftless” Area of Southeastern Minnesota.
    Cosponsored by GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Karst Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; National Ground Water Association; Iowa Groundwater Association.
    Sat. and Sun., 14-15 April, 7 a.m.–6;30 p.m.
    Cost: $215; includes guidebook, transportation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, lodging on Sat. April 14 (double occupancy), and refreshments.
    Robert Tipping, Minnesota Geological Survey; Tony Runkel, Minnesota Geological Survey, Julia Steenberg, Minnesota Geological Survey; Andrew Retzler, Minnesota Geological Survey.
  3. Pennsylvanian Sandstones and Cyclothems of Central Iowa.
    Cosponsored by GSA Sedimentary Geology Division, Great Lakes Section SEPM.
    Sun., 15 April, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Cost: $60; includes guidebook, transportation, and refreshments. Lunch on your own.
    Philip Heckel, University of Iowa; Emily Finzel, University of Iowa; John Paul Pope, Northwest Missouri State University.
  4. Geoscience in Your Backyard: A Field Trip for Educators.
    Cosponsored by GSA Geoscience Education Division.

    Sun., 15 April, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Cost: $35; includes guidebook, transportation, and refreshments.
    Collin Reichert, Ames Community Schools.
  5. Hydrogeology of the Ames Aquifer and Its Award-Winning Drinking Water.
    Cosponsored by GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; National Ground Water Association; Iowa Groundwater Association.
    Sun., 15 April, 8 a.m.-12 pm.
    Cost: $35; includes guidebook, transportation, and refreshments.
    William Simpkins, Iowa State University; Lyle Hammes, Ames Water and Pollution Control Department.
  6. Post-Meeting

    1. Cambrian-Ordovician Industrial Sand Resources and Stratigraphy of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, USA.
      Cosponsored by
      GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Engineering and Environmental Geology Division; Great Lakes Section SEPM.
      Wednesday and Thursday, 18-19 April 7:00 am–5 pm.
      Cost: $175; includes guidebook, transportation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, lodging on Weds. April 18 (double occupancy), and refreshments. Dinner Weds. April 18 on your own. 
      Jay Zambito, Wisconsin Geological Survey; Bob Libra; Tony Runkel, Minnesota Geological Survey.
    2. Pipes, Pigs, and Peaks: Human and Animal Impacts on Hydrology, Water Quality, and Soils in Central Iowa.
      Cosponsored by GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Soils and Soil Processes Interdisciplinary Interest Group; National Ground Water Association; Iowa Groundwater Association.

      Wednesday 18 April 8:00 am–5 pm.
      Cost: $80; includes guidebook, transportation, lunch, and refreshments.
      William Simpkins, Iowa State University; Lee Burras, Iowa State University; Kristie Franz, Iowa State University; Nathan Young, Iowa State University; Katherine Taylor, Iowa State University.
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DEADLINES

Abstracts Due:
16 January

Early Registration Ends:
5 March

Downloads

2018 NCGSA Meeting Flyer