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Save the dates for AWG’s 2019 field trip to the Western Great Lakes -- August 16-25!

Native copper! Iron ranges! Fossil reefs! 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 County (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 paleontologist Don Mikulic. 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 and establishing AWG’s Winifred Goldring Award with the Paleontological Society. She was also founding Director of the Weis Earth Science Museum, which we will tour.

The tentative price is $1800 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, and keep an eye on AWG Email News and the field trip page on the AWG website for more information as it becomes available.  Registration will open in mid-February.

Save the dates for AWG’s 2020 field trip to New Zealand!

Join us for a 2-week field trip to New Zealand with Williams GeoAdventures in late winter of 2020!  We have a tentative itinerary with six full days on the North Island, featuring tours of volcanic areas, and eight full days on the South Island, including tours of the New Zealand Alps and Milford Sound.  We will have a geologic guide and our bus and driver on each island, and the price will include air travel both ways between the North and South Islands.  

In an attempt to keep the price as reasonable as possible, lodgings will be split between 3-star hotels and Top 10 Holiday Parks (nice hostel/budget motel-like lodgings).  Our slightly tentative dates (could still shift by a day or two) are February 26 through March 12, 2020, and the very tentative price is $5000 (generally double or triple occupancy).  Space will be limited, and I expect this trip to fill, so if you’re interested in going, please be ready to sign up when registration opens in the spring.  For more information or to be put on the interest list for more timely updates, please email AWG Field Trip Committee Co-chair Marcia Knadle at marciaAWG@aol.com.  Stay tuned for further information regarding the price.  For more information about Williams GeoAdventures, visit their website at http://www.geology-adventures.com/.


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AWG is pleased to announce their 2018 award winners!


Encourage Award: Patricia Kelley
Exchange Award: Julie Libarkin
Enhance Award: Rachel Wood

AWG President's Award: Alex Etheridge
Special Recognition Award: David Mogk
Distinguished Service Award: Bevin Bailey
Chapter Excellence Award: Florida
Friend of AWG: Richard Behl

Outstanding Educator Award: Gabriela Mángano
Professional Excellence Award in Industry: Esther Babcock
Professional Excellence Award in Government/Regulatory: Patricia McCrory
Professional Excellence Award in Academia/Research: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux

Brunton Award: Sarah Franics, Naomi Rodgers
Crawford Award: Molly Gallahue, Samantha McComb
Chrysalis Award: Maggie Graham, Stacey Hendricks, Alicia Tyson
Winifred Goldring Award: Jin Si-Over, Sandra Schachat
Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology: Amanda Guerrero, Stephanie Plaza-Torres
Minority Award: Deanna Flores, Savannah Olives, Catalena Bent, Aquila Johnson
Virginia Sand Award: Melanie Callihan, Miquela Ingalls
Suzanne Takken: Holly McIntosh, Elizabeth Thompson

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to our sponsors as well as everyone who attended the Awards Breakfast at GSA in Indianapolis! See you next year!

AWG, GSA, and ESWN Blog Series!


AWG has partnered with the GSA Geology and Society Division, the GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee, and the Earth Science Women's Network for the Pardee Session "Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity for Women in the Geosciences." As part of this session, a series of blogs will be posted on the GSA website. See below for links:

Blog 1: "A Special Place in Hell": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/08/29/a-special-place-in-hell/

Blog 2: "Don't Just Stand There - Do Something!": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/09/11/dont-just-stand-there-do-something/

Blog 3: "Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/09/24/dealing-with-the-imposter-syndrome/

Blog 4: "Moving Forward: Overcoming our Ideas about Disability in the Geosciences": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/08/moving-forward-overcoming-our-ideas-about-disability-in-the-geosciences/

Blog 5: "Social Identities and Success": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/23/social-identities-and-success/

Blog 6: "Sending Out the Bat Signal": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/29/sending-out-the-bat-signal/


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