Geologic Field Conference 2016

New York Earth Science Teachers Association


Oneonta, NY

July 20, 2016

Wednesday July 20th

2 pm – 4 pm:  Registration

5pm – 6pm: Reception with cash bar in Morris Conference Center

7:30 pm – Welcome and Keynote Speaker

9 pm:  Astronomy Observations (Weather permitting)

Thursday July 21st

7:00 AM – Breakfast served in Morris Conference Center

7:45 AM – Meet at vans

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All Day Field Trip – “Snapshots from Deep Time: Geologic History of East Central New York – Precambrian to Upper Devonian”.  Box lunches will be served.  Opportunity to collect classroom samples.

6:30 pm: Dinner on your own

Friday July 22nd

7:00 AM – Breakfast served in Morris Conference Center

7:45 AM – Meet at vans

8:00 AM: Vans depart for morning

Karst topography field trip.  Trip will  include a visit to Howe Caverns as well as stops for other Karst features.

12:30 PM: Vans return to Oneonta

1:00 PM: Lunch served

2:00 pm – 5 pm:  Afternoon Workshops –– 3 activity sessions

A - To Be Determined

B - To Be Determined

C - To Be Determined

6pm – 9 pm

Annual Awards Dinner and Banquet

Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta

Keynote Speaker –

Check website for announcement.

NYESTA Awards –

Nominations and applications are currently being accepted. Check website for updates.

Meals and Transportation

Van transportation will be provided for all of the off campus events.  Using 12 passenger vans will allow us better access to some of the locations and will encourage professional discussion and conversation between field sites.

Food will be provided at the Wednesday reception in the Conference Center.  Breakfast will be served in the morning on Thursday and Friday.  Box lunches will be provided for the field trips.  We will also have drinks and snacks available during the conference.

Dinner is included with the awards banquet on Friday night. Meal choice options are available when registration is open.