Meeting Location

The NCGS meets each last Wednesday of the month in Orinda at the Masonic Center, 9 Altarinda Rd.  There is a social period at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. a talk (no dinner).  Cost is $5 per regular member; $1 per student member, and $1 per K – 12 teachers.

 

 

 

 

NCGS 2015-2016 Calendar

(Please click on the available links to view the abstract and speaker biographies; for previous yearly calendar of events see bottom of page)

 

MEETINGS

 

 

The Start of the NCGS Year!!

 

September 30, 2015

Dr. Gregory Beroza, Stanford University, Berkeley Seismological

Laboratory - Lawson Lecture

Induced Earthquakes in the 21st Century

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge

 

October 29, 2014

Dr. Anne M. Sanquini, recently of Department of Geological Sciences, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University

Inspiring Earthquake-Resistant Construction in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

 

November 18, 2015 (Early due to Thanksgiving)

Dr. Andrea Foster, U.S. Geological Survey

The Environmental Legacy of California's Gold Rush: Arsenic and Mercury Contamination from Historic Mining

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge

 

No Meeting in December

 

January 27, 2016

Dr. Samuel Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey

Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

Exploring California’s Amazing Seafloor - the Visionary California Seafloor Mapping Program

7:00 pm

 

February 24, 2016

Robert Davies

Merced College, Living Above the Fossil Zoo: 23 Million Years of Geologic History Under the Central Valley

7:00 pm

 

March 30, 2016

Dr Jeff Unruh, Lettis Consultants International Inc.

Tectonics of Mount Diablo and Vicinity

7:00 pm

 

April 27, 2016

Dr. Ronald Olowin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Saint Mary’s College

TBD

7:00 pm

 

May 25, 2016

DINNER MEETING - EARLY START TIME

Dr. Charles K. Paull, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Sediment movement through Monterey and other submarine canyons along the California coast

6:00 pm

 

June 29, 2016

7:00 pm

 TBA

 

2015 - 2016 NCGS Events and Field  Trips

(When available, click on the following links to download field trip applications)

          

October 24, 2015

Anatomy and provenance of a deep-water boulder conglomeratic submarine canyon in the Upper Cretaceous Panoche Formation (Cenomanian), Great Valley Group, San Luis Reservoir, central California

Dr. Todd J. Greene, Department of Geological and Environmental Science, California State University, Chico

 

February 6, 2016

Promontory klippeof the Franciscan formation - examining the geology, geography, vineyard and wine

David Howell, retired U.S. Geological Survey geologist and co-author of The Winemaker’s Dance: Exploring Terroir in Napa Valley

 

 

 

Do you have a place you’ve wanted to visit for the geology?  Let us know.  We’re definitely interested in ideas.  For those suggestions, or for questions regarding, field trips, please contact our Field Trip Coordinator Tridib Guha (see About the NCGS page).

 

 

 

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Older Calendar of Events

 

 

2003 - 2004 Calendar of Events

 

 

 

2004 - 2005 Calendar of Events

 

 

 

2005 - 2006 Calendar of Events

 

 

2006 - 2007 Calendar of Events

 

 

2007 - 2008 Calendar of Events

 

 

2008 - 2009 Calendar of Events

 

 

2009 - 2010 Calendar of Events

 

 

2010 - 2011 Calendar of Events

 

 

2011 - 2012 Calendar of Events

 

 

2012 - 2013 Calendar of Events

 

 

2013 - 2014 Calendar of Events

 

 

2014-2015 Calendar of Events

 

 

 

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