Welcome to the Geological Society of
New Hampshire

We are a group of geologists, professional geologists and people interested in geology. Our purpose is to advance the science of geology and the geologic sciences as a profession in New Hampshire. We publish four newsletters a year and host three dinner meetings with interesting speakers and a field trip each year. Check out our newsletter on the Publications page and click on Meetings and Events for our next gathering. If you are a teacher, click on the Outreach Activities button on the left for resources that we offer educators. We maintain a list of available opportunities for continuing education on the Continuing Education page. We also publish Job Listings as they come our way. We always welcome new members. Click on Membership & Sponsorship for information on how to join the society. Explore our site and learn more about what we have to offer!


Get It Now - GSNH Winter Newsletter Issue #87 - December 2014

If you would like to include information in the GSNH Spring Newsletter please contact Wayne Ives.

Get It Now - UPDATED Legislative Tracking - January 2015

If you would like more information related to Legislative Tracking please contact Russ Wilder.

ATTENTION NH science teachers who teach Earth Science topics!

Need content in the Earth Sciences?

Need professional development credits (CEU’s)?

Need the latest information and technology about what is currently happening in the Earth Sciences?

…all presented in a world famous NH setting at the spectacular

Omni Mount Washington Hotel / Resort

Check out the upcoming section meeting of the Northeastern Geological Society of America.

Northeastern Section Meeting


It may sound intimidating, but we grow by “swimming in deeper water.”  As you explore the above website, you will see that there is something for everybody.  Grow – challenge yourself.  Become more comfortable and confident in your subject areas. Attend sessions interesting to you; take advantage of special displays, free samples, and discounts on educational materials; and network with fellow teachers and Earth Science professionals.

As a bonus, if you are teaching science in NH, you may get some of your registration fee and expenses covered by a grant from the Geological Society of NH.  Learn how at: http://www.gsnhonline.org/outreach/lincolnfund.shtml. And… special rock-bottom overnight rates at the resort are offered for attendees registering before February 17, 2015!

NH Geological Survey's Mapping Workshop

Thursday April 16, 2015, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

DES Auditorium, Concord, NH

This workshop provides an educational forum which highlights recent geologic mapping projects in New Hampshire

 and neighboring states and encourages feedback from the geologic community and other map users.  Methods, map standards and,

 most importantly, science are the central themes. The poster session and oral presentations are open to the public.

Please RSVP to the NH Geological Survey at geology@des.nh.gov if you plan to attend.

The next Board of Directors Meeting is March 12, 2015.  
If you are interested in attending a BOD Meeting
please contact Wayne Ives - Board President.


We have a new P.O. Box Address:

Geological Society of New Hampshire

P.O. Box 401

Concord, NH 03302


GSNH Spring Meeting, April 16, 2015

Puritan Backroom, Manchester, NH

5:30 pm Social Hour - 6:30 pm Dinner - 7 pm Speaker Presentation

Guest Speaker:

 Joesph Licciardi, Associate Professor of Earth Science, UNH



Discussion of Glacial Geology and Paleoclimatology in Peru, Iceland and Wyoming.

To reserve a seat email Erin Kirby at ekirby@geosyntec.com

Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

July 6 to July 12, 2015

Next summer (2015), Fred Beck (Geological Society of Maine) and

 Alison Jones (GSM and Geological Society of Arizona) will be leading

 a raft trip through 188 miles of the Grand Canyon, a 7 day trip on 2

 motorized 34-foot inflatable rafts.  This will be the 7th trip for Alison and

 6th for Fred.


We will be going “down section” from the late Permian into the

 Precambrian, and making numerous geologic and just fun stops along

the way.   We will be camping out each night on sandy beach deltas.  As

in the past, our trip will be run by Hatch River Expeditions, the oldest

 raft concessionaire in the Grand Canyon.  Hatch provides everything;

 two rafts which each comfortably carry 16 people, all camping gear and

food, and three licensed experienced guides who run the boats, do the

cooking, and assure that everyone will have the experience of a lifetime.


In the past we have had about 50% geologists and the rest spouses, teen-

aged children, or just people who want to learn about geology in perhaps

the grandest classroom in the world.  It may be that this trip would

qualify for continuing education credits for those who need these credits.


This trip has proved very popular and the available spots usually are all

 filled by late summer or early Fall.   A deposit of $500 is required to

hold a spot.  The balance of $2450 is due in March.  In case of

cancellation, the deposit will be returned if the spot can be filled.   Since

we always have had a waiting list, we’ve never failed to fill vacated

spots.  For more detailed information, contact Fred Beck at

fmbeck@fmbeck.net, or Alison Jones at



It’s that time! Yes, time to renew your GSNH membership! 

Keep current and enjoy the good karma.  Please renew your membership for 2015 with our one-page Membership Form.