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NBMG Earth Science Week

NBMG Earth Science Week

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2023

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Location: Starts at Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library, 2175 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512, 8:00 am, Saturday, October 7, 2022. We will depart from the GBSSRL at 8:30 a.m sharp.

This year, Earth Science Week is celebrating the theme Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People. In keeping with the theme, our 2023 field trip will take us on a tour of the Truckee and north Lake Tahoe areas, and the Truckee River west of Reno. We will discuss some aspects of the geosciences that are helping our mountain communities work towards healthier and increasingly sustainable lifestyles, while implementing environmental problem-solving in the Tahoe basin and beyond. We will discuss the geology and ecosystems in these regions, past mining and logging activities, landscape evolution, and natural hazards. We will also learn about microplastics in Lake Tahoe, which provides drinking water to downstream communities, and research that is being done to study these substances.

Expansive view over tree covered slopes towards a blue lake in the distance.



Click here to sign up for the ESW Field Trip.

Please note: Because of the nature of the trip location, parking will be incredibly limited. Please carpool as much as possible.

Details to be announced soon. Sign up now to receive up-to-date information as it's released.

Earth Science Week is October 8-14, 2023. For more information about educational activities during Earth Science Week, go to the national Earth Science Week website at:

“Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.” (ESW website)

ESW Proclamation by the Governor

ESW Toolkit for Educators

Past NBMG Field Trip Guides

Be sure to check out NBMG geologic guidebooks!