Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Joint CalESTA and NAGT-FWS Field Trip: NSF Support Available

CalESTA and NAGT-FWS Field Trip
California Earth Science Teachers Association
In association with NAGT-FWS and NESTA

High School Teacher Geology Field Trip: Geology of the Owens Valley

When: Friday, April 30- Sunday, May 2

Where: Bishop, CA

Friday night, April 30th : Join us at Pleasant Valley Campground for an informal get-together. We will be part of the NAGT-FWS conference.

Location: Via U.S. 395, 6 miles NW of Bishop. Turn north on Pleasant Valley Road. 1 mile to campground.
(For those of you who prefer soft beds and hot showers, there are plenty of lodging options in Bishop)

Saturday, May 1- Full day field trip. We will carpool to decrease the size of the caravan. We will visit geologic sites from Bishop to Mono Lake, including glacial moraines, faults, gorges, volcanic features, hot springs and tufa towers. There will be opportunities for collecting and photography. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday night: choice of dinner in town or pot luck at campsite. Possible NAGT-FWS speaker at campsite

Sunday, May 2: Field trip travels South, stopping at Lone Pine Earthquake scarp, Alabama Hills, Owens Lake overview, Charcoal Kilns, Fossil Falls, and Red Rock Canyon. Lunch included. Field trip will conclude approximately 2:00 pm.

Cost: $50 to include field guide and 2 Lunches.

IMPORTANT: $100 stipend to Earth Science teachers of grades 9-12, courtesy of National Science Foundation. Limit: 25 teachers on a first come-first serve basis.

To apply, send the following with a check written to Harvard-Westlake School and mail to

Wendy Van Norden
Harvard-Westlake School
3700 Coldwater Canyon
No. Hollywood, CA. 91604

Please include your name, email address, phone number, school, and grades taught.

For more information email: wvannorden at or call (818) 487-6665 or 818 378-6048 (cell)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Geology Professor Opening at Northern Virginia Community College

It's out of the Far Western Section, but a full-time position for a community college geology professor is available at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Information is available here.

Two part-time positions are available at community colleges in California, in the North Orange County and San Francisco Community College Districts. Check the CCC Registry for details.

Monday, March 1, 2010

GSA/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Award

GSA/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Award

A FREE professional development opportunity for undergraduate geology students and professors

August 1-6, 2010

GSA and ExxonMobil are excited to announce their 2nd Annual Field Seminar in the Bighorn Basin of north-central Wyoming, which emphasizes multi-disciplinary integrated basin analysis. Expenses including hotel, airfare, and meals will be covered. This year, undergraduate students and faculty are eligible.

To apply, please submit the following items by 1 April, 2010, to
• A resume or curriculum vitae,
• Academic transcripts,
• Two letters of recommendation, and a
• Cover letter indicating your background, your plans for the future and how you feel this trip will help you accomplish these plans.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Nocerino, jnocerino at