Central Oregon Geoscience Society


COGS is a Central Oregon-based non-profit organization promoting a greater awareness and understanding of the geological sciences through technical presentations, educational outreach to schools, and field trips

End of the year party and trivia contest

6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Thursday, December 12 

Broken Top Bottle Shop

Join us in celebration of the first full year of COGS presentations and field trips. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and there will be a Geology Trivia Contest: Can you tell the difference between an unlithified, organic rich coprolite and a high density, carbon rich mineral? If so, you will want to compete in the COGS geology trivia contest! Trivia questions will be multiple choice, covering a large range of geological and not so geological subjects, along with some extra fun bonus questions.  Win fun prizes!  Show off your geological knowledge!   Learn new stuff!

Tuesday, January 28

Ian Madin, Senior Scientist, Earthquake Hazard Geologist - Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Three Newly Discovered Fault Systems in Oregon

DOGAMI Senior Scientist Ian Madin will discuss how using LiDAR (light detection and ranging) has led to newly discovered fault systems in Oregon: the Mt Hood, the White Branch of the McKenzie, and the John Day faults. Ian Madin has worked for DOGAMI since 1987, where he has served as the Seismic Hazard Geologist for the State of Oregon, Chief Scientist, and is now the Senior Scientist and Earthquake Hazard Geologist. During his time at DOGAMI he has supervised the agency's earthquake, landslide, geologic mapping, and LiDAR programs. He is also the author of the statewide geologic map Oregon: A Geologic History.

Geoscience Events & Activities by Others

Oregon's Moon Country

Wednesday, December 11th, at 6:30 

    Free Screening at High Desert Museum

Monday, December 16th, at 9 PM

    Oregon Moon Country on OPB-TV

    Stream's on this website