Join GSOC members at Pizzicato Pizza, 1708 SW 6th Ave., at 6:00 p.m. before the lectures for an informal dinner and conversation.
A Lagerstätte (German from Lager 'storage, lair', Stätte 'place'; plural Lagerstätten) is a sedimentary deposit that exhibits extraordinary fossils with exceptional preservation—sometimes including preserved soft tissues. These formations may have resulted from carcass burial in an anoxic environment with minimal bacteria, thus delaying decomposition.
Image: middle Cambrian Ottoia, a soft-bodied worm, from the Burgess Shale; Credit: Martin R. Smith.
A two day field trip under the guidance of an all-star cast of geologists that not only know the story but can enthusiastically tell the geologic story of this dynamic area. Field stops, several that have not been ‘field-tripped’ before, and discussion will focus on the tectonic, volcanic and stratigraphic history of The Dalles Basin, the Klickitat Canyon, and the Simcoe Back Arc Volcanic Field. Major geologic events and deposits preserved in the cited areas will be visited over the course of the two days. At the conclusion of the field trip, participants will enjoy a special appreciation of the geologic features and processes that have created this diverse geologic area. Minimal walking/hiking will allow any and all interested individuals an opportunity to enjoy this trip.
Ancient Walls: A Geological Walking Tour of Downtown Portland
Come see billion-year-old building stones and the fossils hidden under our feet. Join us Saturday, June 25th 10:00 a.m. for a two-hour outdoor walking tour of downtown Portland’s geological mysteries and oddities. Bring good walking shoes, sunscreen and clothing for a cool, but possibly rapidly warming summer morning. Water and snacks are advisable, although the trip will end at a lunch stop. Open to public. Children under 12 must be supervised.
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