Field Trips and Presentations

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

Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
A total eclipse has a profound impact on those who experience the phenomenon; it can alarm animals and affect their behavior as it produces “shadow bands,” rows of shadows that move rapidly across the ground. The total solar eclipse of … [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...]
Sep 23 all-day Tour begins and ends at The Reach
Gary Kleinknecht leads this field trip to the Hatton Coulee rest area, then eastward into the southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands Tract.  You will visit Old Maid Coulee to view an exposure of  a 780,000 year old flood deposit, Staircase Rapids,Washtucna Coulee, … [Read More Here...]
Sep 24 @ 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...]
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
The semi-annual meeting of the Board of Directors and the annual Membership Meeting and Field Trip will be Sept 29 and 30, 2017 in Soap Lake, WA. More information will be forthcoming.
Oct 19 @ 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...]
Nov 16 @ 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...]
Dec 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...]
Jan 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...]
Feb 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...]
Mar 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...]
Apr 19 @ 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...]