A message from our president, Renee Richards:

Thank you so much to our membership and students who attended our 2nd Annual Student Symposium! We had over 50 attendees for our first in person meeting in over two years. It was great meeting new people and seeing familiar faces.

We had five posters from talented geoscience students from SBCC and Moorpark College.
- The Calc-Alkaline Mineralogy of the Conejo Volcanics Basalt by Jordana Rataizer and Hannah Yakimisky, Moorpark College
- Effects of Lithology on Plant Communities in the Western Santa Monica Mountains by Matthew Rens and Ryan Parkyn, Moorpark College
- Hydrothermal Alteration of the San Gabriel Granitics by Alex Palache and Marley Ross, Moorpark College
- Chemical Weathering of Hornblende in Dacite at Tarantula Hill by Nicholas Kay, Alex Palache, and Alyssa Lopez, Moorpark College
- Lithology of the Soda Springs and Deer Creek Region of Southern Oregon by David Nims, SBCC

We were also able to award scholarships to many deserving aspiring geologists! Many thanks to Pacific Section AAPG for their continued support.
Joe Dattilo and Mike McCracken from SBCC
Matthew Rens from Moorpark College
Sally Richards from Ventura College
Georgina Judit Campos and Monica Diaz from CSUN
Elisa Medri and Zephyr Girard from UCSB

Welcome to the Coast Geological Society

Established 1948

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The Coast Geological Society hosts monthly talks from leading geological experts from around the world.  All talks are free and we encourage all to attend! Currently our meets are virtual until further notice.


All current talks are free. As such, we are not collecting membership fees but we ask that you consider contributing $5 to attend the virtual talk. A majority of funds that come from our members and sponsors go to the student scholarship program. Your generous donation helps build our community!


Our mission is to advance the science of geology, foster the spirit of scientific research, disseminate information relating to geology, inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct, and to advance the professional well being of our members.

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