2018 Nevada Geology Calendar Photo Contest—ends May 31

Calling all photographers! NBMG is still accepting photographs for the Nevada Geology Calendar 2018.  If you have photographs of interesting geologic features or landscapes from your fieldwork or travels that you would like to submit for next year’s calendar, email Jack Hursh at NBMG. Please see details of the contest here.

DGSE/GPHS Lectures—Feb 29 and Mar 4

A message from Dr. Scott McCoy, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE) about upcoming lectures:

1) Monday, February 29th at 5 PM in LME 425, Dr. Ramon Arrowsmith from ASU will give the Slemmons Lecture titled: High Resolution Topography and Active Faulting.

An update from Dr. Scott Mccoy, DGSE: Our speaker for today is delayed due to fog in San Francisco. His talk will now take place at 5 o’clock in LME 425. Note new location! Given the later time, we will start the standard social concurrently with the talk.

2)  Friday March 4GPHS (Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences) and DGSE are cosponsoring a colloquium by Dr. Mark Engle, a graduate of the GPHS program who now works for the USGS in Texas. He will talk about “Geochemistry and origin of produced waters from shale gas and tight oil reservoirs” in DMS 110 at 4 pm.

Earth Science Week Field Trip—Oct 17 and 18—reminder!

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Mount Rose, Washoe County, NV. Photographer: Nick Hinz

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2015:
Fire and Ice—Geology of the Mount Rose Quadrangle, Lake Tahoe, and the Carson Range
Saturday, October 17 or Sunday, October 18
(Sunday is a repeat of Saturday)

Sign up here for this year’s field trip!

This year’s Earth Science Week is October 11-17, 2015 and will celebrate the theme “Visualizing Earth’s Systems.”

NBMG participates in Earth Science Week by coordinating annual geologic field trips for the general public. The field trip is free to the public! Be sure to bring your own water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, first-aid kit, walking stick, gloves, camera, binoculars, bag or bucket for collecting samples, safety glasses if you use a hammer, and a GPS receiver (optional). The day’s activity will involve hiking and climbing around rocks so wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots.

Most of the stops will involve very short walks from the car.  The longest hike will be about two miles round trip along the Mt. Rose trail, beginning and ending at the Mount Rose Highway summit.

This year NBMG will lead a trip to look at recently completed mapping of the Mount Rose quadrangle which covers an area from north shore of Lake Tahoe to north Mount Rose proper, east into the Mount Rose Ski Area, and west to the NV/CA state line.  Our journey will have stops along the Mount Rose Highway (including Mount Rose summit), in Incline Village, and along the north shore of Lake Tahoe.  We will look at the history of volcanoes, glaciers, and faults that have built and continue to build the landscape we see today.

JUST POSTED! You can read the details of the trip in this guide:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ScienceEducation/EarthScienceWeek/e057_text.pdf

The Mount Rose geologic map can be found here:
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Prel-geol-Mount-Rose-quad-p/of2014-07.htm

You must sign up online[docs.google.com] prior to the trip and sign a waiver form. Please print out a paper copy, sign and date, and submit prior to the field trip or bring to the field trip starting point.

Field trip participants should meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Galena Creek Visitor Center[galenacreekvisitorcenter.org] on the Mt. Rose Highway. Departure will be at 9:30 a.m.

There will be several geologists in attendance to help answer your questions about geology and identify a variety of rocks. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about geocaching and EarthCaching—a high-tech treasure hunting game using GPS devices. If you have a hand-held GPS unit, please bring it.

For questions about the field trip, please call Nick Hinz at 775-784-1446.

For more information about educational activities during Earth Science Week, go to the national Earth Science Week website[earthsciweek.org].

ESW Proclamation by the Governor

Earth Science Week Field Trip—Oct 17 and 18

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Mount Rose, Washoe County, NV. Photographer: Nick Hinz

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2015:
Fire and Ice—Geology of the Mount Rose Quadrangle, Lake Tahoe, and the Carson Range
Saturday, October 17 or Sunday, October 18
(Sunday is a repeat of Saturday)

Sign up here for this year’s field trip!

This year’s Earth Science Week is October 11-17, 2015 and will celebrate the theme “Visualizing Earth’s Systems.”

NBMG participates in Earth Science Week by coordinating annual geologic field trips for the general public. The field trip is free to the public! Be sure to bring your own water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, first-aid kit, walking stick, gloves, camera, binoculars, bag or bucket for collecting samples, safety glasses if you use a hammer, and a GPS receiver (optional). The day’s activity will involve hiking and climbing around rocks so wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots.

This year NBMG will lead a trip to look at recently completed mapping of the Mount Rose quadrangle which covers an area from north shore of Lake Tahoe to north Mount Rose proper, east into the Mount Rose Ski Area, and west to the NV/CA state line.  Our journey will have stops along the Mount Rose Highway (including Mount Rose summit), in Incline Village, and along the north shore of Lake Tahoe.  We will look at the history of volcanoes, glaciers, and faults that have built and continue to build the landscape we see today.

The field trip guide and details will be posted in early October.

The Mount Rose geologic map can be found here: http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Prel-geol-Mount-Rose-quad-p/of2014-07.htm

You must sign up online[docs.google.com] prior to the trip and sign a waiver form. Please print out a paper copy, sign and date, and submit prior to the field trip or bring to the field trip starting point.

Field trip participants should meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Galena Creek Visitor Center[galenacreekvisitorcenter.org] on the Mt. Rose Highway. Departure will be at 9:30 a.m.

There will be several geologists in attendance to help answer your questions about geology and identify a variety of rocks. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about geocaching and EarthCaching—a high-tech treasure hunting game using GPS devices. If you have a hand-held GPS unit, please bring it.

For questions about the field trip, please call Nick Hinz at 775-784-1446.

For more information about educational activities during Earth Science Week, go to the national Earth Science Week website[earthsciweek.org].

ESW Proclamation by the Governor

Earth Science Week Focus Days

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“Earth Science Week is happy to announce special days focusing on specific themes during the week-long celebration, October 11-17, 2015.”

You can view details here:
http://www.earthsciweek.org/focus-days[earthsciweek.org]

Sunday, October 11–International EarthCache Day
Monday, October 12–Earth Science Literacy Day
Tuesday, October 13–No Child Left Inside Day
Wednesday, October 14–National Fossil Day
Thursday, October 15–Geoscience for Everyone Day
Friday, October 16–Geologic Map Day
Saturday, October 17–International Archaeology Day

NBMG participates in Earth Science Week by coordinating annual geologic field trips for the general public. Stay tuned for a later post with more information about this year’s field trip!

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip, October 17 and 18, 2015

Fire and Ice—Geology of the Mount Rose Quadrangle, Lake Tahoe, and the Carson Range

Save the date!
Sign-ups will be available in September.

NBMG participates in Earth Science Week, the second full week in October, by coordinating annual geologic field trips for the general public. In 2014, NBMG also held an open house during Earth Science Week and plans to do so again in 2015. Information on both events will follow in coming weeks. Sign-ups for field trips are made available in the fall during the few weeks prior to the trips. Past field trip guides are available on our website.

This year’s Earth Science Week will be held from October 11-17, 2015 and will celebrate the theme “Visualizing Earth’s Systems.” Check back later for information about our annual NBMG Earth Science Week field trip and open house! Both events are free to the public!

Proclamation by the Governor:
http://www.earthsciweek.org/proclamations/nevada

Earth Science Week website:
http://www.earthsciweek.org/

“Earth Science Week is an international event which takes place during the second full week of October. The American Geosciences Institute organizes the event for the geoscience community and publicizes the event, distributes materials, and provides guidance to those interested in participating in Earth Science Week. Earth Science Week is a “grass roots” effort that depends on local geoscience and education groups to plan those events.”