EGS Supports ATLAS
The Edmonton Geological Society supports ATLAS, the graduate student society of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta.ca. ATLAS has a weekly Friday noon hour talk series. All are invited to attend. Schedule of talks.
EGS' Latest Publication
John Allan: The Founding of Alberta’s Energy Industries
by Willem Langenberg and Dave Cruden
A Field Guide to the Identification of Pebbles in the Edmonton Area
This easy-to-use, accordion-folded, weather-resistant field guide is illustrated with full-colour, high-quality images and brief descriptions of locally-found pebbles characteristic of the Edmonton area and Alberta Plains region. The short text provides general information on rock-forming processes and the classification of rocks and tells the story of how pebbles are shaped through weathering, erosion, and transport.
Aimed at amateur geo-enthusiasts of all ages, this 11-panel, pocket-sized (9”x4.5”) field guide is an ideal companion for anyone wanting to explore the river valley and ravines and find out more about pebbles. It also can serve as a useful resource for educators teaching earth science curriculum units in schools.
The production of this guide was made possible through financial support from the Canadian Geological Foundation and CVEdGeo.
The field guide can be purchased from the Edmonton Geological Society at a cost of $7.50/copy.
It is also available at Audreys Books on Jasper Avenue, The Science Shop in Southgate Mall , and Ghossein Rocks and Fossils in West Edmonton Mall.
To order, or for more information, contact the EGS publications manager Matthias Grobe:
Evening at the Museum – Royal Alberta Museum
When: 28 Feb 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Royal Alberta Museum
details: Meetings and events
EGS Afternoon at the Museum – University of Alberta
When: 09 Dec 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Basement of Earth Science Building, UofA campus
Urban Geology Tour of Downtown Edmonton
When: 24 Jun 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Meet at Frank Oliver Park, Hotel Macdonald
EGS 2018 AGM and Pub TalkWhen: Saturday, April 28, 6 pm - 11:30 pm
Where: Clerks' Quarters, Fort Edmonton Park
Talk: An Albertan New Years’ Day Icebreaker – Analysis of Cryoseismic Events at Central Alberta Lakes on January 1-2, 2018 by Laurence Andriashek
ATLAS 2018 SYMPOSIUM
Keynote speaker: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University
Grace Anne Stewart Speaker Series: Understanding Variability in Glacier Behaviour in a Changing Climate
by Ellyn Enderlin
ATLAS 2017 SYMPOSIUMKoko Warner, United Nations Climate Secretariat
When: April 6 & 7, 2017
Where: University of Alberta
CSPG Western University Lecture Tour: What does a Geologist working in the oil sands do?by Nadine Pearson, P. Geo, Chevron Canada Resources
When: March 24, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: 3-36 Tory Building, U of A
Free pizza and pop
Continental Drift philatelic exhibit
by Jim Taylor, P. Geol.
Atlas Talk: Environmental Justice for All
by Jill Schneiderman, Distinguished Visitor from Vassar College
Magnetic and Gravity Methods in Mineral and Oil & Gas Exploration: the Value of Well-Rounded Geophysical Skills
A seminar by Henry Lyatsky
Atlas Talk: Transverse Faults in Alberta and their importance for Geothermal Energy development
By Willem Langenberg
When: Jan. 20, 2017 at noon
Atlas/EGS Pub Talk
Of Mice and Men: Benefits and Costs of the Scots Earth Science Revolution
By Stephen Johnston
When: Jan. 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
When: Sunday, Nov. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Brian Jones, 2016 Logan Medallist: Hotsprings, Microbes and Precipitates.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 pm
Where: University of Alberta, Tory 3-36
by John Armstrong
When: Apr. 29, 2016
Pub Talk: Revisiting the Buffalo Hills Kimberlites
When: Mar. 30, 2016, 6 p.m.
Atlas Talk: Mining for Oxygen and Early Bioturbation
When: 12:00 p.m., Friday Jan. 8, 2016
Special Talk: The Curious Phenomenon of Forest Rings
by Stewart Hamilton
When: Nov. 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Where: University of Alberta, Tory 3-36
When: Nov. 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Strathcona Community Hall (10139 - 87 Avenue)
Gold Panning Picnic
When: Saturday Sept. 19, 2015, 12:30 4:00 p.m.
Where: Emily Murphy Park