Geologists of Jackson Hole

Our mission is to inform and educate our members and community about earth science related matters – their broad scope and importance to all of us.

Become a Member

We encourage anyone with an interest in earth science, regardless of their educational background, to become a member of the Geologists of Jackson Hole. To learn more about joining, please visit our membership information page. Click here for a membership application.

Upcoming Field Trips

We hold monthly trips and events. Click below for more information.


All photos ©John Hebberger Jr.

Recent Events and Field Trips - Click to view slide show

Public Programs
in Conjunction with
Teton Co. Library

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Unless otherwise notified all programs are held at 6 p.m in the Teton County Library Auditorium.


10/3  Natural Trap Cave, A Window into Wyoming’s Past.  PrGretchen Hurley, Geologist, Bureau of Land Management, Cody Office.  Summary 

10/17  Monitoring Glacial Retreat in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Justin Snyder, PG, Bridger-Teton NF, Robin Thomas, Geologist, GeoCorps.  Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) – Glacier Working Group.    Summary

Recent Presentations 

9/19 Building mountains in old continental crust: examples from the Northern Rockies and the central Andes.  Dave Pearson ISU.  Video  Summary 

9/5  Eruption of Kilauea 1959 – 1960: Classic Example of Hawaiian Volcanism  Bob Tilling, USGS and Member GJH. Video    Summary

8/1 The Greater Caucasus Mountains: A Natural Laboratory for Understanding the Initiation of Continental Collision. Nathan Niemi, University of Michigan Video  Summary

8/15  50 Years of Plate Tectonics & its impact on understanding the tectonic evolution of Cuba.  Lawrence Lawver, Univ. of Texas Austin Video  Summary

7/3 (Monday),  Citizen Scientists and Sustainable Travel: Aiding Field Science While Exploring the Natural World from the Equator to the Poles. Presented by Sarah Aciego, University of Michigan. Video  Summary

7/18 (Tuesday)  Anatomy Of Old Faithful And Yellowstone Volcano Plumbing.   Presented by Bob Smith, Univ. of Utah, Dept Geology & Geophysics.  Summary

Members Only Events

9/7  A special showing of the award winning film “From the Ashes” directed by Michael Bonfiglio. The film looks at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal” . The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by members of Center for Global Affairs and Geologists of jackson Hole. Please join us Thursday evening September 7th at 7 PM.

9/20 meeting: Further exploration of the story about the Northern Rockies & their creation, Dave Pearson, ISU.  Jackson Whole Grocer, 12:15.