Field Trips and Presentations

Field trips and presentations play significant roles in understanding and visualizing the immense scope of the Ice Age Floods.

Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm CWU's Science II Building, room 103
University of Washington’s John Delaney will speak on how the well being of all life on earth depends on our planetary ocean, and how the ocean also plays a key role the health of our global economic framework. Yet, most … [Read More Here...]
Jun 3 all-day Tour begins and ends at The Reach
Geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad leads this tour to Wallula Gap.  There will be a 4 to 5 mile hike along the flood-sculpted western side of Wallula Gap to the Mounds Pond Overlook.  Learn about ice-rafted erratics, spillover channels and other special features … [Read More Here...]
Jun 9 all-day Tour begins and ends at The Reach
IAFI vice president Gary Kleinknecht leads this field trip “upstream” into the Lower Grand Coulee.  Participants will visit the Othello and Drumheller Channels in addition to Dry Falls, Soap Lake, Pinto Ridge, the Grand Coulee Monocline and more.  This tour … [Read More Here...]
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
Ice Age Floods Tour led by Brent Cunderla and Ken Lacy Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 127 S Mission St.,Wenatchee, WA, 98801 When: June 10, 2017 (Saturday): 9 am to 5 pm Cost: $40 (Wenatchee Museum member); $45 … [Read More Here...]
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm Tualatin Heritage Center
Meetings of the Lower Columbia Chapter are held at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, Oregon  (except September, which is held at the Tualatin Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, … [Read More Here...]
Jun 16 all-day Tour begins and ends at The Reach
Join field trip leader Gary Kleinknecht on this tour of the remote eastern scablands of the Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract.  Since no major highways traverse this area, few people who are not local residents know this scabland subregion.  In the Palouse … [Read More Here...]
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rock Quarries and Gravel Pits Field Trip led by Bill Montgomery, Bo Nonn, and Larry Purchase  Registration Required: Register online at http://www.gsoc.org/shop/rock-quarries-and-gravel- pits-field- trip Note: Must be a Geological Society of the Oregon Country member (or a guest of one) to … [Read More Here...]
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
We’re honored to help bring @USGS Researcher Jim O’Connor to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center for a special Father’s Day event on Sunday, June 18th. Jim will be part of a day focusing on the culture and history of the Columbia River, … [Read More Here...]
Jun 23 all-day
Geologist-author, Bruce Bjornstad narrates on the Columbia River Journey’s jet-boat tour from Richland to White Bluffs Ferry Landing. This tour continues north by bus into the breathtaking, flood-carved Frenchman and Potholes Coulees.  The final stop will be at the Gingko … [Read More Here...]
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Revealed when you register
Geology of Caulfeild Park and the Coastline of Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC) led by geologist David Cook Registration: Contact David at 604-924- 0147 or cookeco2@yahoo.com to register and receive details as to the meeting location. Location: Revealed when you register. When: June … [Read More Here...]
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Portland, OR
Ancient Walls I: A Geological Walking Tour of Downtown PDX (South Tour)  Registration Required: Register online at http://www.gsoc.org/shop/downtown-pdx-south- tour-june- 24th-2017 Location: Portland, OR When: June 24, 2017 (Saturday): 1 pm for two hours Cost: from $10: open to public Host: Geological Society … [Read More Here...]
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Malaga Tour led by Brent Cunderla and Ken Lacy On this geologic venture we will first visit two locations where gold has been mined within the vicinity of Wenatchee, Washington.  Mining for gold started almost 150 years by the Chinese … [Read More Here...]
Jul 14 all-day
Geologist-author, Bruce Bjornstad, leads this tour on the Columbia River Journey’s jet boat up the Snake River, through the locks of Ice Harbor Dam to Windust Park.  From there guests will be transported by bus to Palouse Falls via Devil’s … [Read More Here...]
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm Tualatin Heritage Center
Meetings of the Lower Columbia Chapter are held at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, Oregon  (except September, which is held at the Tualatin Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, … [Read More Here...]
Jul 21 all-day Tour begins and ends at The Reach
Join field trip leader Gary Kleinknecht on this tour of the remote eastern scablands of the Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract.  Since no major highways traverse this area, few people who are not local residents know this scabland subregion.  In the Palouse … [Read More Here...]
Aug 5 all-day Tour begins and ends at The Reach
Geologist-author, Bruce Bjornstad, leads an all-day tour of the geology of the Pasco Basin and Hanford Reach National Monument.  Featured are the Columbia River Basalt lava flows, Yakima Folds, Ringold Formation, Ice Age floods and sand dunes that define the … [Read More Here...]
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm Tualatin Heritage Center
Meetings of the Lower Columbia Chapter are held at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, Oregon  (except September, which is held at the Tualatin Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, … [Read More Here...]
Aug 19 all-day Tour begins and ends at The Reach
This full day field trip is led by Gary Kleinknecht, Education Director for the Coyote Canyon Mammot Site (CCMS) and vice president of the Ice Age Floods Institute.  The tour begins with a visit to the CCMS as the work … [Read More Here...]
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tour begins and ends at The Reach
Join George Last as he explores the geology beneath the Tri-Cities.  This tour includes exposures of the massive Columbia River Basalts, Yakima River deposits and Ice Age floods deposits.  There will be a short 1.3 mile hike along the Yakima … [Read More Here...]
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm Tualatin Heritage Center
Meetings of the Lower Columbia Chapter are held at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, Oregon  (except September, which is held at the Tualatin Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, … [Read More Here...]