Dr. Cathryn Newton of Syracuse University will deliver the keynote address. Her talk, "The Great Extinctions: Comparing Mechanisms," will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Bundy Dining Hall.
The weekend events include several educational field trips and two workshops. Visits to local sites of geological interest, such as the Green Lakes State Park, the Madison County Landfill, Seneca Lake, and the Herkimer Diamond Mine are planned.
The two workshops will focus on the influence of geology on human events, and a discussion of oceanographic resources available on CD-ROM and the World Wide Web.
The meeting generally attracts professional and amateur geologists, environmentalists, engineers and educators at all levels.
The NYSGA is a non-profit organization that works to promote geological information and earth science education in New York State. Hamilton hosted the first meeting of the organization in 1925, and was also the site for the meeting in 1935, 1948, 1960, and 1984.
Additional information about the meeting can be obtained on the world wide web at www.hamilton.edu/academic/Geo.