We invite all GSM members, family, and friends to join us for the first in-person GSM summer field trip since 2019!
When: July 23-24th, 2022
Where: Midcoast Maine (Camden through St. George)
Who: GSM members, friends and family, and geology enthusiasts
Registration form (PDF – fillable) (PDF – non-fillable).
- How to submit registration: please send your form via email or physical mail to Tom Whittaker, Assistant GSM Treasurer; full registration instructions are listed on the registration form
- Need to renew your GSM membership for the field trip? Log into your GSM account here to pay dues online (you may pay for multiple years or choose automatic renewal if desired).
What to expect on this field trip
The 2022 GSM summer field trip will be held on July 23rd-24th in the beautiful Midcoast area (Camden through St. George). Field stops will cover a variety of topics including recent bedrock mapping and geochronology work, glaciation, mass wasting, coastal geomorphology and a historic quarrying district.
The trip will include a stop at Dragon Cement limestone quarry; the first 40 registrants are guaranteed access, with a nearby alternative activity planned for additional registrants
Where to stay & activities
Group camping is available at Camden Hills State Park for Saturday night. We have also reserved a smaller group site for attendees that wish to stay Friday night. A parking pass to the park is included if you are registered to camp. There are many other accommodations in the Camden area if you prefer not to camp or you may live close enough to Camden that you prefer to drive from home on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A total of 45 campsites are reserved for the weekend. The first 45 members to apply will be guaranteed a site; we will work with additional registrants if numbers exceed 45, but regret that additional sites are not guaranteed.
A dinner will be provided on Saturday night at Camden Hill State Park. Please note that if you are not planning on camping, but would like to attend the dinner you will need to purchase a parking pass when entering the park. Passes cost $4 for Maine residents, $6 for non resident, $2 for senior non resident, Maine Seniors > 65 are free, Children 5-11 $1.00, children <5 are free.
Please contact Tom Whittaker, Assistant GSM Treasurer (twhittaker AT unity.edu)