Great Lakes Section – SEPM


2017 Fall Field Conference, joint with the 73rd Tri-State Geological Conference & NAGT: 

Precambrian and Early Paleozoic Geology in eastern Wisconsin

6-8 October 2017

Trip Organizer: Beth Johnson, Department of Geography and Geology, UW-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Rd., Menasha, WI 54952; (920) 832-2659;

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley will host the joint GLS-SEPM Fall Field Conference/73rd Tri-State Geological Field Conference, October 6-8, 2017.  The theme of the field trip is “The Story of Fire, Water, and Ice” and will focus on the diverse geological treasures in eastern and central Wisconsin.  Planned stops include a Precambrian batholith with metabasalt dikes at Redgranite, early Paleozoic sedimentary rock plateaus such as Ship Rock and Mosquito Hill, exposures of mi- to late Ordovician sedimentary rocks and fossils at Devens Quarry, the Johnstown Moraine and other Wisconsin Episode glacial landforms, the Glover Bluff Impact Site, and an optional stop along an oxbow lake.  The trip will also include a visit to the Weis Earth Science Museum, the Official State Mineralogical Museum of Wisconsin located on the UW-Fox Valley campus.

 Photo of Red Granite Quarry

Rates: $85 for professionals, $75 for students

Conference Webpage and Registration

Hotel: The conference rate is $109/night at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. Colelge Ave, Appeton, WI 54911. Ask for Tri-State Geoogical Field Conference Rate at (920) 733-8000 or 

Camping: The nearest campsites to UW-Fox Valley are at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood, WI and Calumet County Park near Stockbridge, WI.  These are popular campgrounds, so it is important that you have a reservation and make it early!


GLS-SEPM Best Student Papers Awarded, 2016 North Central Section GSA Meeting, Champaign, IL

Best Undergraduate Student Paper ($100) – Amanda Whaling (Indiana University), Doug Edmonds, and Rebecca Caldwell, QUANTIFYING AVULSION ACTIVITY ON RIVER DELTAS FROM 1984-2012.

Best Graduate Student Paper ($200) – Wesley Parker (University of Cincinnati), Yurena Yanes, Donna Surge, and Eduardo Mesa, MOLLUSK SHELLS OF PATELLA CRENATA (GASTROPODA: PATELLIDAE) FROM TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS, AS A LOW-LATITUDE PALEOCLIMATIC PROXY

The awards include 1 year free membership in GLS-SEPM and free registration for the next GLS-SEPM field conference. Further, the graduate student award also includes travel support of up to $1,500 from the Mobil Foundation's Student Travel Fund to present the paper at the next annual AAPG/SEPM convention. 


The Great Lakes Section of the SEPM (GLS-SEPM) is a not-for-profit educational association affiliated with the national SEPM - Society for Sedimentary Geology. The objectives of this Section are (1) to promote the science of geology in the Great Lakes area of North America through research in sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, and stratigraphy, and (2) to exchange and disseminate information and to share experiences of mutual interest. Section membership is composed of professional and student geologists who work, reside, or have research interests in the Great Lakes area.

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