The Central Oregon Geoscience Society (COGS) has formed as a central-Oregon based, non-profit organization promoting a greater awareness and understanding of the geological sciences through technical presentations, field trips and educational outreach to schools. They plan to have eight presentations per year, as well as field trips in the late spring through early fall. Presentations are held at Deschutes Brewery Tap Room (upstairs), 1044 NW Bond Street in Bend. Join them at 6:00 PM for food/beverages and presentation at 7:00 PM.
COGS held its inaugural presentation on March 27 with Bart Wills, U.S. Forest Service, speaking on "Geothermal Exploration at Newberry Volcano." The next presentation will be on April 24th with Adam Kent, Oregon State University, speaking on "Mount Hood: Confessions of an interesting Boring Volcano."
Bob Jensen will lead COGS's inaugural field trip in April exploring the geology of the upper and lower loop trails in Riley Ranch Nature Reserve. This trip will allow a look into the Deschutes River channel where over five million years of Central Oregon’s geologic past are exposed. The wide variety of volcanic and erosional features within the Riley Ranch Nature Reserve makes it one of the most geologically interesting park in the Bend Park & Recreation District system.
Keep abreast of their upcoming plans via their website CoGeoSoc.org.