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Geology Department Spring Party – 05/06

SAVE THE DATE!!! In years past, the GGSA has hosted an annual winter party as a semi-formal socializing and networking event for all Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Family of UB Geology to get out of the office and connect with others. With restrictions due to COVID-19, this event has not occurred for the past 2 years. We are excited to announce the revival of this event and encourage all affiliates of the department aged 18 and over to attend. This will be a 4-hour ticketed event inclusive of entertainment, a buffet meal, and a 2-hour open bar (for an extra fee). Pre-purchased Ticket, ID, signed liability waiver, and proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the previous 72 hours are required for event admittance. Ticket Prices and Purchase location are to be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

Spring Sweep Niagara Shoreline and Waterway Cleanup- 04/23

Join volunteers and members of the Buffalo Niagra Waterkeeper from 10 am-12 pm in a spring sweep shoreline cleanup event of the Niagara River Watershed, while also participating in the second annual Great Lakes Cleanup with communities from around the great lakes basin. Multiple cleanup sites across the region mean no one has to travel far from home. This event is open to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend including family and friends. Register for the event here.

Please Contact Graduate Students Banu Bayraktar at or Travis Parsons at for more info and carpooling.

Geology Department Annual Fall Picnic

When: Friday, September 15th at 3 p.m.

Where:  Ellicott Creek Park Shelter 10 A & B – Niagara Falls Blvd. & Ellicott Creek Rd

What: Good time to hang out with your peers and faculty! The Department will provide,  Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Soft Drinks. If you can, please bring something to share (chips, salad, dessert…)

Want to help set up or clean up? E-mail Alane <>

Upcoming Outreach Event – Penn Dixie’s 20th Annual WNY Earth Science Day

When: Saturday, 10/7 from 9 am – 4 pm
Where:  Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve – 4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY 14219
What: We’ve participated in WNY Earth Science Day for over 6 years as it is an amazing event. Over 500 people attend each year, and this year’s attendance expected to be around 1,000. Executive Director and UB Geology alum, Dr. Phil Stokes, has invited UB Geology to participate again this year. We spend the day talking to parents/students about the programs offered through the department, and running demonstrations pertaining to mineral identification, groundwater flow, seismic waves, and plate tectonics. There are usually plenty of volunteers, so first timers will have a chance to wander around collecting fossils, watch the drill rig extract a core, see the other exhibits, etc.

Volunteers Needed!!! If you are interested please send me an email to Carolyn at