OCTOBER 6-8, 2022: THE 86th ANNUAL FIELD CONFERENCE
OF PENNSYLVANIA GEOLOGISTS

DATING IN THE PLEISTOCENE:

ESTABLISHING A GLACIAL CHRONOLOGY

IN NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

August 4 - Update #1

FOR EVERYONE

  • Registration is still open and is nearing capacity.

  • A new pre-conference trip is available! Katie Schmid is leading a trip to Harlansburg Cave in Harlansburg, PA. See page 6 in the Announcement PDF for details.


FOR REGISTRANTS

  • If you submitted your registration prior to Thursday at noon you will receive a confirmation of registration email with payment instructions by COB August 4. If you do not receive an email and you meet this timeline, please email RA-NRFCOPG@pa.gov. Registrations received after that time will be processed next week.


August 1 - Conference registration is live!

An email announcement containing conference details and registration forms has been sent to our mailing list.

Conference documents are available below, return completed registration form to RA-NRFCOPG@pa.gov.

 

DOCUMENTS


Payments via PayPal: 

Schedule:                 October 6-8, 2022

Location:                  Northwestern Pennsylvania

Trip Leaders:             Gary Fleeger, Retired PA Geological Survey
                               Eric Straffin, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
                               Frank Pazzaglia, Lehigh University

                               Fred Zelt, Earth Science Excursions, LLC
                               Aaron Bierly, PA Geological Survey
                               Jocelyn Spencer, Glacial Sand and Gravel Co.
                               Gary D'Urso
                               Todd Grote, Indiana University Southeast
                               Katie Tamulonis, Allegheny College
                               Michael Simoneau


Headquarters:           Cross Creek Resort, Titusville, PA

The 2022 Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists will examine aspects of the glaciation of northwestern Pennsylvania, including beginning to develop an absolute chronology, as well as drainage evolution in Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, and Venango Counties. A number of luminescence, cosmogenic, and radiocarbon dating sites will be visited and their context will be discussed toward an understanding themes of glacial chronology and drainage history.

Day 1 is planned to visit sites in Crawford and Erie Counties where we will visit sites of recent dating of the glaciation and deglaciation of NW PA. Stops will include late glacial maximum sites, a post-glacial Erie basin lake site at the Erie Bluffs State Park, late glacial deglaciation of the Conneaut Lake and Marsh region, and a lunch-time presentation of Edinboro Lake geology.

Day 2 will travel to the southern part of the glaciated region. It will begin near Franklin with a continuation of Day 1's theme with a stop at sample-collection locations for optically stimulated luminescence dates for the Titusville or Mapledale glaciation (lab results have not been received as of this writing). Then we will proceed to Lawrence and Butler Counties for more dating, as well as discussing the drainage history of the Slippery Rock and Wolf Creeks. We will also visit a site with a middle Wisconsinan age, similar to the well-known Titusville peat site.

We are looking forward to another great conference!