2014 NEIGC will be hosted by Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
October 10-12 Columbus Day Weekend
Conference Itinerary (last updated Sept. 27, 2014)
We are pleased to announce that complete field trip information has now been posted for the 106th Annual Meeting of the New England Geologic Field Conference over Columbus Day weekend in 2014. The program will include excursions not only in Boston and eastern Massachusetts, but also in nearby Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire. Bedrock trips will include localities in Avalonia within in and around the Boston Basin, as well as itineraries in both the Nashoba terrane, the Merrimack belt and the Rye Complex farther west and north. Bedrock trips will also explore Paleozoic igneous rocks of Cape Ann, Cambrian and Pennsylvanian strata of the Narragansett Basin and subsequent tectonism/metamorphism of those deposits. Other trips will highlight a variety of surficial and environmental topics: glacial retreat in the Boston area, fluvial response to removal of a southern NH dam, coastal geology (both at Plum Island, MA and southern RI), historic seismicity and groundwater contamination, respectively north and south of Boston.
Registration is now open, and we look forward to signing you up for trips and other festivities, and especially to seeing you in October. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions:
A Certificate of Attendance for Educators and professional geologists is now available for the 2014 conference. You will need to bring it and have it dated and signed by the field trip leader. We can thank Chris Dorian from C.C. Dorian Geological Services for the suggestion and implementation. (Download certificate.)