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Upcoming Events

  • February 2 - Talk by Dr. Phil Stokes from Penn Dixie Fossil Park on Back from the dead: Unveiling an enigmatic new species from Western New York. 7:30pm -- 100 Lee St
  • March 1 - Live Auction begins at 6:30pm. More info in March Newsletter. Note earlier time. 
  • March 7 - Continuing Education Meeting 8:35am - Masonic Hall, Sweet Home Rd. Amherst, NY
  • March 15 - Set up for Annual Show at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg
  • March 16 & 17 - ANNUAL BUFFALO GEM SHOW Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Sign up to volunteer at the various jobs to make our show a success!
  • March 27 - Continuing Education Meeting 8:35am - Masonic Hall, Sweet Home Rd. Amherst, NY
  • April 5 - BGS Meeting 7:30pm. Two Speakers: Caleb Walcott "Refining the late Pleistocene glacial history of western New York using luminescence dating of sediments" and Ray Vaughan "Recent & ongoing geologic work in Western New York"
    • Caleb Walcott is a PhD candidate in the geology department at the University at Buffalo. He studies the evolution of northern hemisphere ice sheets throughout the late Quaternary using a variety of geochronological tools. His research often takes him far afield to Alaska and Greenland, but some of his most memorable field experiences have been around western New York. Outside of work, he enjoys the bountiful nature that western New York provides year-round by biking, running, skiing, hiking, and hunting – all atop glacial sediments!
    • Raymond C. Vaughan, Ph.D., P.G., is a professional geologist and environmental scientist in Buffalo. His Ph.D. in geology is from UB. Ray is semi-retired, does some consulting, and has worked on local environmental issues for many years. Earlier in his career, he worked for 33 years in research and development in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, then from 2000 to 2012 as an environmental scientist in the NYS Attorney General’s Office. He has served since 1997 on the West Valley Citizen Task Force which advises NYSERDA and the U.S. Department of Energy on cleanup issues at the West Valley nuclear waste site. From 1980 to 1999 he served on theTown of Hamburg Conservation Advisory Board. He currently sits on the boards of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (parent organization of Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft) and the Nature Sanctuary Society of WNY, and he formerly served on the Western New York Land Conservancy board from 1991 to 2002. He has a wide range of interests including WNY history, on which he has presented at conferences in Buffalo, Lewiston, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Canoeing, hiking, and sailing are some of his favorite activities. He and his wife Sheila have been married 58 years, share many interests, and have traveled together to many favorite places.​
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