NYSGA 81st Annual Meeting - Part 2
Continuing from our last news story on the New York State Geological Association 81st Annual Meeting hosted at New Paltz over the weekend of September 25 to 27, 2009, when over 200 geology faculty, professionals, students, teachers and enthusiastic amateurs gathered at New Paltz for a weekend of geologic field studies.
Field excursions such as this play a vital role in the geological sciences, where theories must be supported by the data on the ground, and lively debates often center on the interpretation of features in outcrop. The New York State Geological Association, along with other organizations, provide essential forums for field-based scientific interaction and debate. Students are especially welcome, and learn an important component of scientific inquiry.