2018 GSA North-Central Section

52nd Annual Meeting

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


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 (Canceled).
    Associated with Theme Session 38.
    Mon. 16 April, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.


  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 (Canceled).
    Sat. and Sun., 14-15 April, 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

  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 (Canceled).
    Sun., 15 April, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  5. Hydrogeology of the Ames Aquifer and Its Award-Winning Drinking Water (Canceled).
    Sun., 15 April, 8 a.m.-12 pm.

  6. Post-Meeting

    1. Cambrian-Ordovician Industrial Sand Resources and Stratigraphy of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, USA (Canceled).
      Wednesday and Thursday, 18-19 April 7:00 am–5 pm.

    2. Pipes, Pigs, and Peaks: Human and Animal Impacts on Hydrology, Water Quality, and Soils in Central Iowa. (Canceled)
      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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Abstracts Due:
16 January

Early Registration Ends:
5 March


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