Canadian Rockies, Badlands, and Foothills
Saturday, 30 August–Saturday, 6 September 2008 (7 days)
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Join GSA on this 7 day excursion from Calgary through Banff National Park to view some of Canada's best scenery and geology! Highlights include visiting the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, viewing the hoodoos of the badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park, & Banff National Park. We will also discuss effects of climate change and visit outstanding glaciers.
This week long trip will examine the geological setting of the badlands, foothills, and mountains of western Alberta and the edge of eastern British Columbia. The excursion is aimed at geology amateurs, professionals, and retirees who wish to learn more about the geoscience of this Canadian region. General stratigraphy of the region, aspects of paleontology, geomorphology, structural geology, Quaternary geology, as well as glaciers and landforms will be covered. Scientific content will be outlined in a field guide based on expected travel days. [ view full trip itinerary ]
Dr. Alan Morgan has been a Professor of Geology at University of Waterloo, Ontario for 37 years. He has led geology field trips to Iceland, Greece, Mexico, US Southwest, and around Canada. He has been a national geoscience lecturer in Canada for several years and has given over 800 lectures to external groups. He has been president of the American and Canadian Quaternary Associations and is heavily involved in geoscience education including the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Commission on Earth Science Education.
US $1,700 per person for GSA Member and Spouse.
Non-member: US $1,800 per person. Download Registration Form
A US$300 deposit is due by 3 June.
The remaining balance is due by 1 July. Not a GSA member? Join Today!
Space Limit: 27 people
Send your deposit to reserve your spot today!
View GSA Trip Cancellation Policy. This trip has confirmation that it will run and registered participants are free to arrange flight or train tickets to Calgary at this time.
Included in Registration Fee:
- All accommodations
- Regional transportation
- All breakfasts & lunches
- Welcome reception
- Guide notes/book
- All entrance fees
- Scientific guide services
- Gondola fee
- Farewell dinner
Not Included in Registration Fee:
- All dinners (except farewell dinner)
- Flight to Calgary
Please contact GSA for any special needs that you may require. GSA is committed to making this program accessible to all people interested in attending. For more information on accessibility, contact Wesley Hill at GSA:
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