NAGT-Eastern Section Spring Field Conference, Lock Haven, PA, May 30-June 2, 2013

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers-Eastern Section (NAGT-ES) is hosting their spring conference, titled “Geological Excursions in the Allegheny Plateau and Valley and Ridge sections,” in Lock Haven, PA.  Lock Haven is situated between the Allegheny Plateau Province and the Valley and Ridge Province on the shores of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, in proximity to the Allegheny Front structural escarpment.  The history of the area is closely tied to the regional geology.  The river was used for transporting lumber to the mills.  Friday of the conference will be spent learning more about the geology of the Marcellus Shale in the region and its impact on the economy, including a visit to a Marcellus Shale drill site.  Saturday’s trip will be the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon with stops along the way in the Pine Creek Valley to the upper rim of the canyon in the Allegheny Plateau.  The pre-conference registration deadline is April 30. See the attached file for more information, and visit the NAGT-ES website.

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