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Dear GSM folks,

Just a reminder that we are in the midst of a website upgrade. Some links (for example, the post title links) will not work during this migration. However, links within the posts as seen on the home page should work (for example, the link to the recent newsletter). We do hope to have the new site up and running by the middle of March 2019.

Sincerely, Communications Committee Chair

GSM Spring Meeting

Campus Center, University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Environmental Science – Natural Resource Program at UMPI

This is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present current geologic, geo-environmental research in a formal atmosphere. Students from Maine schools, or students enrolled elsewhere and working in Maine are invited to present their work in oral or poster format. Interested students must submit an abstract by March 24, 2019 (midnight).

To Submit an Abstract:
• Follow the URL:
• Complete each required section in the form. Ensure accuracy and proof-read all content as no changes will be permitted after the deadline (March 24, 2019, midnight).

Posters can be formatted in either portrait or landscape view and can be at any size (but no wider or longer than 48 inches). Oral presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Please save your PowerPoint presentation in a flash drive.

Preliminary Schedule:
1:00 Opening Remarks
1:15 GSM Business Meeting (open to all members)
1:30 Student Poster Presentations
3:00 Keynote Speech: Dr. Aaron Putnam (UMaine School of Earth and Climate Sciences)
3:45 Student Oral Presentations
5:00 Student Presentation Awards Ceremony (best poster and oral presentations)

Other Information:
• Direction to UMPI Campus Center: Make the first left turn from Rte-1 to UMPI campus (if coming from south) and park on the second parking lot on the left side. Walk across the street to the Campus Center. The meeting place is in the multi-purpose room, on the second floor of the Campus Center.
• UMPI dining hall is open for lunch and dinner. It is also located on the second floor of the Campus Center.

For questions, please contact Dr. Chunzeng Wang (

GSM Newsletter February 2019

The February 2019 GSM Newsletter is available here.

Geological Society of Maine Fall 2018 Meeting

Geological Society of Maine Fall 2018 Meeting

Geoscience Education in Maine

November 9, 2018
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

Registration: 12:30pm
GSM Business Meeting: 1pm
Presentations: 1:20-5pm
Social Hour: 5-6pm

Full Program

Survey Results

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

More information

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