The Geological Society of Maine is a non-profit organization dedicated to geological issues and education in Maine. The Society’s membership includes teachers, students, working geologists, aspiring geologists, retired geologists and other interested persons.

Our Mission

  1. To further the public awareness and understanding of the geology of the State of Maine, and of the modern geologic processes which affect the Maine landscape and the human environment;
  2. To develop and encourage continuing social contact and dialogue among geologists working in Maine;
  3. To advance the professional improvement of its members;
  4. To inform members and other interested persons of current and planned geologic programs in Maine; and
  5. To provide a financial base to publish and distribute a periodic Newsletter, to cover matters of technical and general interest, and to announce future society meetings.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Through our society sponsored field trips and meetings, as well as our own personal explorations, we consider the vast time and space scales shaping the past, present, and future landscapes.

GSM supports Earth literacy for all people through leadership and mentorship using inclusive and equitable practices. We are committed to increasing the diversity of geoscience professionals and students in Maine.

We gather together to spend time in the field, discuss new and on-going geoscience research projects, and to learn and practice new techniques during our annual Summer Field Trip and Fall and Spring Meetings. We recognize and value the many different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and abilities of our members and attendees of GSM sponsored events and make efforts to ensure these opportunities are safe and open to all.


Members and participants in GSM events, activities, and publications are expected to familiarize themselves with GSM’s Code of Conduct.