Van Hise, Vistas, and Vino
The Geology of the Baraboo Hills
Date - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location - Departs and returns to the
GrandStay Hotel & Suites
175 Lillehammer Lane
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Join the AIPG WI Section and the National Executive Committee on this field trip that will illustrate the geology of the PreCambrian Baraboo Range in southern Wisconsin. This area is well known to structural geology classes that travel there from throughout the Midwest to see the synclinal features of the area. Several stops will include structural elements of the range including steeply dipping layers in the quartzite formation, ripple marks, and boudinage and other deformation features. Adjacent geologic terrains will be discussed including the terminal moraine of the Pleistocene Wisconsin Glaciation, Cambrian sandstones of the “Driftless Area” and the Pleistocene Sauk Prairie. Human history of the area will be included in the geology discussion. Lunch will be in the beautiful Devil’s Lake gorge, a very popular State Park, at which field trip participants will have the opportunity to take a short hike and enjoy the scenery and geologic features. The field trip will conclude with a tour of the historic Wollersheim Winery/Distillery, a winery that was originally developed in the 1840’s which has ties to the development of the Sonoma California wine business and the Beaujolais area of France. Participants will have the opportunity to taste test the wines and distilled spirits created by the winery while enjoying views of the area.
Price: $35.00 - Registration includes transportation, box lunch (includes sandwich or wrap, side, chips, pickle, cookie), water and entrance fees. Free parking at the hotel.
AIPG 2019 National Conference
Call for Abstracts
Geology in the Green Mountains: Scenic Beauty and Economic Engine
September 14-17, 2019
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Burlington Vermont
870 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
More Information and Registration.
AIPG will present a one-day workshop for students and young professionals at the Geological Society of America annual meeting, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona.
The workshop is intended to help students successfully transition from the classroom into the workforce and to guide both students and young professionals as they start careers as geologists. Participants will learn about the importance of balancing life and work demands, expectations of employers, how to navigate the hiring process, what techniques can be used to stand out as a candidate, how to prepare a CV, and strategies for professional development.
Presenters from industry will share their knowledge and experiences as employers, plus speak about their own career paths. The workshop will include several coffee breaks for networking, plus there will be a flash-mentoring session that will allow students to interact with a mentor in multiple, small group settings.
Students and young professionals should visit the Geological Society of America annual meeting page for more details and to register (https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2019/learn/short, look for short course #525). The workshop cost is $20 USD, assuming that you also register for the conference. Anyone signing up for a workshop only (not the conference) is subject to an additional $45 fee.
We are looking for AIPG members to participate in the flash-mentoring session. Mentors should email Dawn Garcia at AIPGpresidentAZ@gmail.com to indicate their interest.
Instructors: Dawn Garcia, Celeritas Consulere; Bill Greenslade, Matrix New World Engineering; Allan Schappert, Stantec; Erick Weiland, Freeport McMoran; Doc Richardson, Duraroot Environmental Consulting; Brandy Barnes, Draper Aden Associates
Workshop Sponsors: American Institute of Professional Geologists Foundation; Stantec Inc.; Arizona Geological Society