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Registration Is Open for AWG’s 2019 Field Trip to the Western Great Lakes -- August 16-25!

Native copper! Iron ranges! Fossil reefs! Classic glacial features! Please join us for a 10-day field trip to the western Great Lakes region. This will actually be two trips back-to-back, starting and ending in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first four days will be led by Tom Fitz of Northland College and will take us to Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula to see Proterozoic Midcontinent Rift rocks, some of the most interesting rocks in North America and a classic iron and copper mining region. The remainder of the trip will bring us back south to the area around Door and Calumet Counties (the peninsula extending northeast into Lake Michigan from Green Bay) and the Milwaukee area. This second trip will focus mostly on lower Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and will be led by geologist Don Mikulic (Weis Earth Science Museum). This portion of the trip honors the work of paleontologist Joanne Kluessendorf, who passed away last year and was Don’s wife. Joanne was very active in AWG, serving as Editor in the late 1990s and early 2000s,  establishing AWG’s Winifred Goldring Award with the Paleontological Society, and managing AWG’s booth at GSA annual meetings for several years. She was also founding Director of the Weis Earth Science Museum, which we will tour. The price is $1900 for double occupancy, which will cover van transportation, lodging, and lunches. A discounted price will be available for up to two students. Please contact Marcia Knadle (marciaawg@aol.com) if you’re interested in participating or have questions. Registration information can be found on the field trip page at www.awg.org/fieldtrips.

Information and Forms:

2019 Western Great Lakes FT Information-pdf
AWG 2019 W Great Lakes FT Registration Form
W Great Lakes FT Gaea ad-final
W Great Lakes FT medical info form
W Great Lakes FTJointLiabilityRelease&PhotoReleaseForm


Upcoming Trip

Registration will open April 1st for AWG’s 2020 field trip to New Zealand! 

Our New Zealand Rocks! field trip with Williams GeoAdventures will be held February 26 through March 12, 2020. Our finalized itinerary includes six full days on the North Island, featuring tours of volcanic areas, and eight full days on the South Island, with tours of the New Zealand Alps and Milford Sound. We will have a geologic guide and bus and driver on each island, and the price includes air travel both ways between the North and South Islands, as well as two boat tours.
 
In an attempt to keep the price as reasonable as possible, our lodgings are split between 3-star hotels and Top 10 Holiday Parks (nice hostel/budget motel-like lodgings). The price is $5280 (generally double or triple occupancy) plus $225 to cover groceries for 9 days of breakfasts and lunches. A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional $1600. Space is limited to 20 participants, so be ready to call Tom Williams to sign up when registration opens on April 1st.  Balance payments will be due December 1st. The itinerary and trip information write ups can be found on the field trip page. To be put on the email list for more timely updates, please email AWG Field Trip Committee Co-chair Marcia Knadle at marciaAWG@aol.com.   For more information about Williams GeoAdventures, visit their website at http://www.geology-adventures.com/.

Information and Forms:

Williams GeoAdventures AWG New Zealand 2020 Final Itinerary and Accommodations
Williams GeoAdventures AWG New Zealand 2020 Flier
Williams GeoAdventures AWG New Zealand 2020 Trip Information

Past Trips

YearLocation
2018England
2016Maine/Canadian Maritime Provinces
2015Puerto Rico
2014The Canadian Rockies
2013Cuba
2012Grand Canyon
2011California/Oregon Cascade Range
2010Hawaii
2009Antelope Island
2008Scotland
2007Southern Nevada
2006Iceland
2005Grand Canyon via the Colorado River

For more information about upcoming field trips or to volunteer to serve on the field trip committee, please contact us at AWG office.