AEG Carolinas 2019 Summer Field Trip

Geology/Geohydrology, Geologic Processes,
and Natural Communities: Smith Island Complex

Hosted by: AEG Carolinas Chapter, UNC-Wilmington and the Bald Head Island Conservancy

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 (families welcome!)

Summary of field trip: The field trip will be led by Professors Roger Shew and Peter Zamora with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as well as volunteers from the Bald Head Island Conservancy. Members will get to witness a number of active and ongoing coastal engineering and hydrology projects on Bald Head Island. The setting is beautiful, and we will be discussing the projects with the geologists and engineers that are undertaking them.

We will meet at UNC-W and travel via a chartered bus to the Bald Head Island ferry terminal. We will take the ferry to Bald Head Island and travel around the island in golf carts. Please note the maximum capacity of the bus is 28 people, so after the first 28 RSVPs, attendees will need to provide their own transportation.

RSVP: To Rohit Warrier

Cost: Includes transportation from UNCW to ferry, ferry ride, golf cart rental and lunch.

  • Members, Public, Teachers = $100
  • Non-members = $125
  • Students = $60
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Field trip Leaders:

  • Dr. Shew teaches Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, Oceanography, General Petrology, Earth Materials, Hydrogeology, Issues in Sustainability and Environmental Field Methods. He also conducts field seminars for UNC-W and industry on topics ranging from siliciclastic depositional models, geophysics, and resource geology. He does outreach to schools with presentations and field trips for both teachers and students working closely with CSTEM and the Watson School of Education.
  • Dr. Zamora is broadly interested in groundwater related studies. His main research interest is on groundwater-surface water interactions and how they influence the quantity and quality of surface and subsurface water in streams, estuaries, and the coastal ocean. His research approach involves field observations, application of geophysical and geochemical techniques, as well as numerical simulations in addressing hydrology research questions.

South Carolina Continuing Education Credits: 4 PDHs

North Carolina Continuing Education Credits: 4 PDHs