News and Events Around Colorado
Events and dates may change, check with Event planners before attending.
Thank you Peter J. Modreski, USGS, Denver, CO, for communicating these events.
Oct. 12 (Fri), Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, Tectonics and Stratigraphy of the Denver Basin: Insights from Zircons and Apatites by Glenn Sharman, University of Arkansas. 3rd floor Community Room, 3–4 p.m.
Oct. 13 (Sat), 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Dinosaur Discovery Day at Dinosaur Ridge, featuring “Girl Scout Day”. Public tour day at Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Walk up and down the Ridge to see interpretive guides explain the various fossil and geology stations, or ride a guided shuttle up and/or back for $4. There will be special activities and earth science badges to complete for Girl Scouts, who may register in advance [$6 for Scouts to register]. See www.dinoridge.org for more info.
Oct. 13 (Sat), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., “Dan’s Used Rocks, 20th Anniversary Open House & Mineral Sale”. 12296 W. Mississippi Ave., Lakewood CO; email email@example.com . All are welcome. “Celebrating 20 years in business with hundred of specimens at 50% or more off, dozens of inexpensive flat lots, some one-time only deals, and of course plenty of food and drink.”
Oct. 16 (Tue), and, Oct. 17 (Wed), two short after-work Geology Hikes for the public will be held for the occasion of Earth Science Week, which runs Oct. 14-20. Meet at 5 p.m.; on Oct. 16, at the “Sleeping Elk Trailhead” at 18th St. & Belvedere St., Golden, for a hike up to the top of “Castle Rock” on South Table Mountain. Meet at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Rooney Road Trailhead on S. Rooney Road (Lakewood/Morrison/Golden), south of W. Colfax and I-70 and north of Alameda Parkway, for a short hike along the Green Mountain Trail. Back by dusk. For more information or if weather is questionable, contact USGS geologist Pete Modreski, firstname.lastname@example.org, office 303-202-4766, cell 720-205-2553.
Oct. 18 (Thur), 7:00 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society October meeting, “Structural Geology of Colorado” by Ned Sterne, plus “Electric log cross sections of Colorado” by Steve Cumella. Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood.
Oct. 19 (Fri), 2:00 PM, Celebrate National Fossil Day at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience , 44895 W. Hwy 50, Cañon City, with a talk by Steve Jorgensen, Co-author of "Ammonites and other Cephlopods of the Pierre Seaway". Cost is $8.00 for pre-registration or $10.00 at the door. Click here for more information.
Oct. 20 (Sat), 12 noon, Littleton Gem & Mineral Club, silent and verbal auction. Seller setups (club retains 20% commission) at 11, silent auction begins at noon, verbal auction at 1 p.m., checkout starts at 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 9 (Fri), Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development. Held at the Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver; for all science educators. For full information and registration website see http://coloradoscienceconference.org/ .
Nov. 10-11 (Sat-Sun), 39th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium, at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM; see https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/museum/minsymp/home.cfml
November 14 (Wed), Friends of Mineralogy (See right).
Nov. 15 (Thur), Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, Mammals Inherit the Earth: How the K/Pg Mass Extinction Killed off Dinosaurs and Opened the Way for Mammals ,by Greg Wilson, University of Washington. VIP Room, 3–4 p.m.
Nov. 15 (Thur), 7:00 PM Colorado Scientific November Meeting; "Geothermal Energy", by Jeff Winick, DOE, plus a possible 2nd speaker. Shepherd of the Hills Church, Lakewood.
Nov. 16-18 (Fri-Sun), Denver Area Mineral Dealers Show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden CO. Free admission, public welcome.
Dec. 3 (Mon), Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, The Improbable Fossil Record of Jellyfish and Their Kin, by Graham Young, Manitoba Museum. VIP Room, 3–4 p.m.
Other Area Geology Club's Meetings
Lake George Gem and Mineral Club - The Club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Lake George Community Center, located on the north side of US Highway 24 on the east edge of town, sharing a building with the county highway shops. In the winter, meeting is at 10:00AM. From April through October, meeting is at 9:00AM, to allow more time for field trips. http://www.lggmclub.org/www.lggmclub.org/
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center, 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs. http://www.csms1936.com
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society, meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30PM in the meeting room, Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W. 16 th (at J St.), Salida. https://rockaholics.org/
Pueblo Rockhounds, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo. http://www.pueblorockhounds.org/
Colorado Mineral Society - General membership meetings start at 7:30 PM on the first Friday of each month, October through May, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at 10th and Garrison in Lakewood. http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org/
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
2018 Hike and Program Schedule V1.1
October 13 Fremont Heritage Festival Geology Bus Tour of Big Horn Sheep Canyon
October 27 AHRA Auto Geology Tour of Big Horn Sheep Canyon
November 10 Tunnel Drive Hike (Canon City Parks at the Royal Gorge east end)
November 23 Fresh Air Friday Hike: Midland RR Grade Hike (Shields Gulch to Collegiate Peaks
Contact AHRA at (719)539‐7289 if you would like to sign up for a hike, to request more information, or if
you have any questions
Colorado School of Mines