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 2014-2015 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 24, 2014

Dr. Thomas Holzer, USGS

Catastrophic Earthquakes In a Crowded World

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


October 29, 2014

Marcus Trotta, Sonoma County Water Agency

Groundwater Basin Studies and Management in Sonoma County


November 19, 2014 (Early due to Thanksgiving)

Christopher Lewis

Tales of the Oil and Gas Fields and Thereabouts

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


January 28, 2015;                   7:00 pm



February 25, 2015;                 7:00 pm



March 25, 2015;                     7:00 pm



April 29, 2015;                        7:00 pm



May 27, 2015;                         DINNER MEETING; 6:00 pm

B. Lynn Ingram, UC Berkeley

The West without Water




2014 - 2015 NCGS Events and Field  Trips

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


Friday October 24, 2014

Calaveras Dam Replacement Project

Greg Bartow, Groundwater Program Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission


Saturday October 25, 2014


(Let your teaching friends and contacts know!)


The Hayward Fault – Identifying Urban and Natural Features in the East Bay

Leader: Dr. Joyce R. Blueford, Math Science Nucleus
with Dr. Ray Sullivan, emeritus San Francisco State University


Saturday April 25, 2015

An undefined Petroleum system along the Santa Cruz County coast, California

Dr. Allegra Hasford Scheirer and Dr. Leslie B. Magoon, Stanford University, Stanford




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



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





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