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)





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

7:00 pm



February 24, 2016

7:00 pm




March 30, 2016

7:00 pm



April 27, 2016

7:00 pm



May 25, 2016


6:00 pm



June 29, 2016

7:00 pm



2015 - 2016 NCGS Events and Field  Trips

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


Fall 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



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).







Older Calendar of Events



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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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