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  Were there dinosaurs in Western Pennsylvania?  

Yes, dinosaurs walked on the land and left behind their footprints and bones, but unfortunately this evidence has been eroded away long ago. It is difficult to imagine the enormous amount of soil and rock that has been carried away by weathering processes in the 60 million years since the end of Cretaceous time. Scientists have estimated that a layer of rock over a mile thick has been eroded since the beginning of the Mesozoic Age and with it all traces of the dinosaurs.

See Dr. John Harpers more thorough explanation for more information.
 
  Upcoming PGS Meetings 

January 21, 2015 - Dick Gray will speak at a joint meeting of the PGS and the ASCE Geotechnical Division.

February 18, 2015 - Dr. Pete Hutchinson will speak on the Gulf oil spill.

March 18, 2015 - Dr. Dave Brezinski of the Maryland Geologic Survey will speak.

April 15, 2015 - Annual Student Night.

May 2015 - To be announced.

  Come join us at our PGS Meetings

Our meetings start at 6:00 pm with a social hour, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm. Dinner will cost $25.00/person, dinner for students is $5.00; checks preferred. For this month's meeting, reservations should be emailed to pgsreservations@gmail.com, please title as "PGS Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, January 19th. Meeting will be held at the Fosterís Restaurant, Foster Plaza Building 10, 680 Andersen Dr, Greentree. See map for our meeting place. Suggested attire is business casual. Students and guests are welcome, you need not be a member to attend our meetings and its okay to just drop by for the speaker presentation at 8 pm.

Directions:
From Pittsburgh: Parkway West to Green Tree-Crafton Exit. Bear left at exit and left again onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

From Airport and I 79: Parkway West towards Pittsburgh, exit at Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon Exit. Turn left onto Greentree Road, make left at 1st traffic light onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

Or go to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&sll=40.440676,-80.007248&sspn=0.127773,0.22007&q=foster%27s+restaurant+and+catering&near=pittsburgh+pa&latlng=40440556,-79996111,5411451826638810477 for a map.

If you want to prepay your dinner by PayPal, click on the button below.
PGS Dinner Meeting Fee
Attention PG's! Attend our dinner and meeting to receive a continuing education credit.
 
The PGS is proud to be an affiliated society with the AAPG .
 
 
 
 
News 
13th ANNUAL STUDENT NIGHT

Students, please consider taking advantage of an opportunity to present your research and compete for a cash reward in this sponsored event from PGS, AEG, and ASCE, at the 13th Annual Student Night on Wednesday, April 15 at Fosterís Restaurant, #10 Foster Plaza, Greentree.

Teachers, print out this flyer to put up on your bulletin board.

Abstracts of 300 words or less should be emailed to Dr. Kyle Fredrick at kyle.fredrick@calu.edu by Monday, March 15, 2014 for consideration.

PGS Spring 2015 Student Field Workshop

The PGS once again invites students of geology & engineering geology to attend the 11th installment of the "Student Field Workshop". See our flyer for all the details. Workshop will be held Saturday April 4, 2015, at California University of Pennsylvania. The time will be 9 AM to late afternoon. Registration is limited so sign up ASAP.

 
 

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