Category: Meetings

Buffalo Geological Society Speakers – September 4, 2015 to May 6, 2016

The Buffalo Geological Society Meetings are held on the first Friday of the Month at 7:30pm at the Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo (near the Buffalo Zoo off Parkside)

Upcoming speakers at the meetings are as follows:

September 4- Mark Castner- Seismography- Learn More

October 2- Jerry  Bastedo- Penn Dixie

November 6 – Carl Brett – Trilobites

December 4- Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction

January – Dino Zak

February – Jon Nickerson

March 4, 2016- Loren Babcock – Preservation of Fossils in the Cambrian of the Great Basin

April 2-3- Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds

May 6, 2016 – Banquet with Chris Amo – Minerals of Tusnab and Installation of New Officers

Buffalo Geological Society Meeting – Jon Nickerson – February 5, 2016- Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Meeting on  February 5th will feature BGS member Jon Nickerson discussing “The Geology Cape Cod: A Condensed Version”.   Many of you may know of Cape Cod as a vacation destination famous for its sandy beaches and scenic light houses.  However, what you may not know is this peninsula’s place in North America’s geologic history.   Jon will discuss the Cape’s geologic formation, then present how it’s geology and geographic nature contribute to this land’s place in history, including its ties to New York State.  The presentation will consist of a blend of science, history, and features of human interest.

Jon grew up in Massachusetts, living north of Boston during the school year and living at his grandmother’s house on Cape Cod in the summer time.   He earned a B.S. in geology from Tufts University, then a M.S. in environmental science from Indiana University.  He moved to Buffalo in 1986 to take a position as a geologist and project manager with a local consulting environmental consulting company.  After 24 years in that field, Jon moved to National Grid where he us now an industrial energy efficiency consultant.

Buffalo Geological Reading Group – January 27, 2016- Eggertsville, NY

Buffalo Geological Reading Group is January 27 at 9am focusing on the Interpretation and Investigation of Banded Iron Formations. The group will meet downstairs at the Sweet Home Masonic Hall, 641 Sweet Home Road in Eggertsville next to the McDonald’s on Sheridan Drive across from the Sheridan Center Plaza.

buffalo geological society reading group - january 27-2016- eggertsville ny

Buffalo Geological Society Meeting – Penn Dixie- October 2, 2015- Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Geological Society Meeting on October 2 at 7:30pm features Jerry Bastedo who will speak on Penn Dixie at the Parkside Lutheran Church at Depew and Wallace Streets in Buffalo (near the Buffalo Zoo off Parkside). FREE and open to the public.

Jerold C. Bastedo is currently the Executive Director of the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center for the Hamburg Natural History Society and has been involved in the acquisition and development of the Penn Dixie Site since 1990.  He has a B.A. in Earth Sciences from Geneseo and a M.S. in Geosciences from Buffalo State.

Jerry has been previously employed as a geologist for the Buffalo Museum of Science; as an exploration geologist for National Fuel; and as a manager/Chief Geologist with Ecology and Environment.