Field Trip 2021

Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens 2300 Arboretum Dr E,, Seattle, WA

Exploring Lake Washington.   This is a test and this field trip will not occur.

November Meeting 2021

Zoom meeting WA

Kathy Troost and Masters Students from the University of Washington will be presenting a local project.


December Meeting 2021

Zoom meeting WA

Keith Ronnholm, retired UW Joint Institute for Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) will present Eyewitness to an Exploding Volcano - Mt. St. Helens.


January Meeting 2022

6:30 - 7:30: Social Hour \\ 7:30 Talk \\ Speaker: T. J.  Walsh, Washington Geological Survey (retired) and CREW (Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup), President \\ Topic: Quaternary Geologic History of the South Puget Sound and Nisqually Reach Area

February Meeting 2022

6:30 Social Hour 7:30 Speaker Program: Glaciovolcanic caves in the Cascades, Linda Sobolewski, Climatology of Extreme Environments researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB); and Christian Stenner, National Geographic Explorer, Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and cave adventurer


March Meeting 2022

6:30 – 7:30: Social Hour \\7:30 Talk \\ Speaker: Kelsay Stanton, Washington Geological Survey \\ Topic: Uplifted Pleistocene estuarine deposits, southwestern Washington


May Meeting 2022

Note that our meeting is shifted to the 3rd Tuesday of May due to conflicts with the WAHGS conference.


June Meeting 2022

Optimism Brewery 1158 Broadway, Seattle, Washington

Joint Meeting with AEG with speaker John Oldow to discuss the geology we'll explore in our Fall Field Trip to the Fidalgo Island area ophiolites. Hybrid meeting with Zoom available, or our first in-person event.

$10 – $30

Grand Canyon Raft & Rock Trip 2022

Williams GeoAdventures NWGS Grand Canyon 2022 Flier Join fellow NWGS members on the trip of a lifetime! Raft into the Grand Canyon with Tom Williams, a professional geologist and tour guide on a trip organized by Arizona Raft Adventures. This motorized 8-day rafting trip on the Colorado River takes you into the Grand Canyon National Park […]


Fall Field Trip: Fidalgo Ophiolite Revisited

The Majestic Inn and Spa 419 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Washington

Trip Overview We are blessed in western Washington to have world class ophiolites well exposed around Anacortes on Fidalgo and surrounding islands.  The Northwest Geological Society and AEG Puget Sound are teaming up for a field trip to the Fidalgo ophiolitic mélange.  Led by Dr. John Oldow the trip will include one day of a […]


November Meeting 2022

Zoom meeting WA

William Burgel, Retired The Development of the Science of Geology as it Corresponds to the Growth of the Railroad Industry: How Geology Played a Significant Role in Railroading in the Pacific Northwest 6:30 Social Hour 7:30 Speaker Program ------------------- Topic: NWGS November Meeting Time: Nov 15, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join […]


December Meeting 2022

Speaker: Tom Bush, Pierce College PuyallupTitle: Stratigraphic and Structural Controls of Landscape Development, San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef National Park Areas, South-Central Utah Abstract: The San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef National Park lie within the northwest portion of the Colorado Plateau, a vast roughly circular area centered on the four-corners of Utah, Colorado, […]

January 10, 2023 In Person Meeting and Dinner

Fauntleroy YMCA 9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA

Our January meeting will include an optional social hour and dinner. Speaker: Bill Kombol, Palmer Coking Coal Company, LLP Talk: Coal Mine Hazards Program Dinner Information: 5:30 pm - No-host Social Hour 6:30 pm - Buffet Dinner (reservation required) 7:30 pm - Speaker Program The dinner menu includes London Broil or Chicken Marsala with sides, […]