2020 Spring/Summer/Fall Newsletter

Headlines Include:

  • Message from the President
  • SEGS Welcomes New Junior Member Atlas
  • Update on Field Trips
  • Field Trip to the Peace River, November 23, 2019
  • Revenge of the Lake Wales Ridge Sand Pits, February 8, 2020
  • Fake Rocks: Ytong
  • Member Contributed Article: Höhlenperlen, “Cave Pearls”
  • SEGS Social Media
  • SEGS 2020 Student Research/Field Work Grant Award Opportunity
  • AAPG and GCAGS Updates

Download the Newsletter:

pdfSEGS Newsletter Spring/Summer/Fall 2020 (3 MB)

Upcoming Events

GeoGulf 2020 in Lafayette (30 Sep – 2 Oct 2020) & AAPG ACE Online (29 Sep – 1 Oct 2020)

Come join SEGS and other GCAGS/GCSSEPM societies this fall at GeoGulf 2020 in Lafayette, Louisiana, for an expanded technical program, indoor and outdoor exposition, field trips, short courses, luncheons, and special events. Plus, GeoGulf attendees will receive a complimentary AAPG ACE 2020 Online registration! Click here to learn more about GeoGulf. Click here to learn more about ACE.

Field Trips Postponed due to Coronavirus

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, SEGS and field trip leadership have made a decision to cancel our April field trip to Washington County and to postpone all upcoming trips until the DOH, CDC, and WHO no longer recommend social distancing. SEGS leadership hopes that we will be able to resume holding field trips in fall 2020.

This decision corresponds with CDC recommendations to limit group gatherings in order to reduce viral transmission and protect vulnerable populations. The decision also considers that extensive business closures could result in inadequate food and lodging availability for trip attendees, as well as potential short-term loss of access to some sites.

SEGS’ main mission is to provide quality geology field trips to our members, so while we do not take this decision lightly, the safety of our members and communities is paramount.

SEGS will be reaching out this week to trip registrants to start processing refunds for the Washington trip and discuss rescheduling. We remain hopeful that fall and winter will prove viable for one or more trips, and we will keep members updated through our Facebook page, website, and newsletter.

Thanks for being a SEGS member. Stay safe.

Apply Now: Student Grant

For 2020, the Southeastern Geological Society has allocated awards of $1,000 for one undergraduate student and $2,000 for one graduate student. The purpose of the awards is to promote greater understanding of southeastern U.S. geology through student research and/or field work. Grants are available on an application merit basis to any student, undergraduate or graduate, enrolled at any accredited University or College in Florida, Georgia, or Alabama. Applications due September 30, 2020.

⇒ Apply online or download a paper application here!

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