Field Trips and Presentations

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

Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EWU JFK LIbrary Auditorium
FREE LECTURE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Location is JFK Library Auditorium on the EWU Cheney Campus. Come and hear Dr. Linda McCollum discuss important features along the great glacial Lake Missoula outburst megaflood  pathway traversing diverse landforms beginning … [Read More Here...]
Apr 29 all-day Frenchman Springs Coulee
The Puget Lobe Chapter is offering a one day field trip to explore Frenchman Springs and Potholes Coulees.  Bus transportation, lunch, and a barbecue dinner overlooking the West Bar Giant ripples is included. (This trip filled quickly- we no longer have … [Read More Here...]
Apr 29 all-day Field Trip begins and ends at The Reach
Field trip leader and local geologist George Last will explore the many aspects of the geology and hydrogeology in the lower Yakima River Basin, as they relate to water resources which support local beer and wine industries.  The tour will … [Read More Here...]
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Start/End Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR
Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge field trip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge. We will explore many interesting geologic features of the Gorge including a volcanic vent, … [Read More Here...]
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
You will have Dr. Linda McCollum and Michael McCollum leading this field trip down glacial Lake Columbia from Cheney to Fort Spokane. From Cheney, participants will travel west in a deluxe bus to Fort Spokane, then northeast through the Spokane … [Read More Here...]
Apr 29 @ 7:45 am – 6:30 pm Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Steve Carlson leads a day expedition to follow the geology trail seen by Lewis and Clark to Cape Disappointment, Saturday, April 29. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive. The Earth Science … [Read More Here...]
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Whitman County Library
We will be partnering with Whitman County libraries to bring you a talk by author John Soennichsen, who has literally written the book on J Harlen Bretz, the “rebel geologist” who answered the riddle of how the dramatic coulees, gullies, and … [Read More Here...]
May 6 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...]
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Edmonds Senior Center
Dave Tucker, research scientist and founder of Mt. Baker Volcano Research Center, will be speaking at Puget Lobe Chapter IAFI. Join us as Tucker explains the history of Mt. Baker’s lahars.
May 18 @ 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 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 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 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...]
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...]