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GSM Newsletter October 2018

The October 2018 newsletter is available here.

Geoscience Education in Maine: Please Take Our Survey

Hello All,

As part of its core mission to promote geologic education, the Geological Society of Maine is interested in documenting components of geoscience education through a brief survey of workers throughout the geoscience sector. By “geoscience” we mean to include broad topics in earth and environmental science. We would like to identify some of the opportunities and challenges within our present configuration of geoscience education initiatives and also to identify specific needs from the different sectors of the geoscience community. For example, what materials, infrastructure, and expertise do educators need?What skills and content knowledge do future employers need? While this is a large topic, we hope that this ~10-15 minute survey will aid us in collecting some baseline data from the diverse geoscience sector in Maine in hopes of broadening the conversation and inspiring action in the near future. These data will be used to frame future meetings and workshops. Preliminary data will be presented and discussed at the Nov 9 GSM meeting in Augusta.


Survey Link:


Thank you very much for your participation!

Maine Mineral and Gem Museum call for docents

MMGM Call for docents

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2018 Summer Field Trip Registration

The GSM 2018 Summer Field Trip will be July 27-29 in the North Maine Woods.  You must register for this trip as space is limited!

Registration is $10 per person.  Please fill out the registration form and submit by July 13 with your payment.  See the form for more details.


GSM Newsletter June 2018

The June 2018 newsletter is available here.

Presentations from the Fall 2017 Meeting

The presentations for the Fall 2017 meeting are now posted and can be found on the following link:
Fall 2017 Meeting

GSM Newsletter 2018 no.1

GSM Newsletter 2018 no.1

GSM Spring 2018 Meeting

The Geological Society of Maine
2018 Spring Meeting

Student Research Presentations
Friday, April 6, 2018, 1:00pm
Hosted by the Earth and Environmental Science Program at Unity College
Unity College Center for the Performing Arts
Unity, ME

This is an opportunity for students to present current geologic research in a formal yet collegial
atmosphere. Students from Maine schools, or students enrolled elsewhere and working in Maine are
invited to present their work in oral or poster format. Members of the Society are eager to learn
what students are doing. Interested students must submit an abstract by March
21, 2018 (midnight).

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Request for Proposals for a lead Hydrographer for the Maine Coastal Program’s Mapping Initiative

Request for Proposals for a lead Hydrographer for the Maine Coastal Program’s Mapping Initiative

Hydrographer Services for the Maine Coastal Mapping Initiative

The State of Maine is seeking proposals for services as the lead hydrographer for the Maine Coastal Program’s Mapping Initiative.

A copy of the RFP, as well as the Question & Answer Summary and all amendments related to this RFP, can be obtained at the following website:

Proposals must be submitted to the State of Maine Division of Procurement Services, located at the Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street – 4th Floor, Augusta, ME 04330.  Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm, local time, on March 6, 2018, when they will be opened.  Proposals not received at the Division of Procurement Services’ aforementioned address by the aforementioned deadline will not be considered for contract award.

The Maine Coastal Program’s Mapping Initiative acquires seafloor and marine habitat information including bathymetry and backscatter data, sediment information, fauna type and abundance, and water column data. The data contribute to numerous ongoing efforts including identification and characterization of potential sand and gravel resources that may be used for beach replenishment, assessment of nearshore sand movement over time to inform beach nourishment projects, investigations of cable areas and other State Submerged Lands Programs interest areas, and marine habitat modeling. This project also provides new data that are incorporated into National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) nautical charts.