The Northern California Geological Society was founded in 1944 by a group of oil geologists. Today it’s a diverse mix of environmental, energy, and mineral geologists, with strong representation from the academic community and government organizations. We currently have over 200 members.

Our monthly meetings feature speakers from environmental and hydrogeological firms, the petroleum industry, local universities, and government agencies. Meeting topics cover issues in Bay Area and Northern California geology, petroleum geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, seismology and earthquake studies, remote sensing, paleontology, and geologic hazards. We host family-oriented activities and sponsor several weekend field trips each year, led by qualified experts in Bay Area and Northern California geology.

Each year the NCGS awards scholarship grants (currently $2000) to one or more college students. It has also been involved with public school earth science educational programs (K-12), including an annual Earth Science Teacher of the Year award. Job seekers will note that the organization advertises selected job opportunities in its monthly newsletter.

The Society’s objectives are to promote the scientific and educational aspects of geology, to foster fellowship and cooperation among earth scientists, to increase the public’s understanding of earth science applications in our daily lives, to recognize the responsibilities of geoscientists to society, and to promote honesty, integrity, and professional ethics in the geoscience community.

The NCGS is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Our annual dues of $25.00 ($5.00 for students) includes email delivery of our monthly newsletter; a paper newsletter delivered by US mail incurs an extra $25 charge. The NCGS membership year begins September 1.

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