New Geology Display in NRB Rotunda

The introduction of the mandate that the DGER office door must now remain closed during business hours (due to security concerns) meant that the public could no longer view our rock and mineral collection on a walk-in basis. No matter–this inconvenience motivated us to keep geology in the public eye by creating an updated display […]

Prepare for the 2013 Great Washington Shakeout, October 17 @ 10:17 AM

The annual Great Washington Shakeout will occur on 10-17-2013 at 10:17 AM. During this drill, participants will practice earthquake preparedness by executing the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” procedure. For additional information, view the YouTube video (below) produced by the Washington State Department of Emergency Management, and register today for the Great Washington Shakeout!

Pierce County Department of Emergency Management to host talk by eminent volcanologist, Marta Calvache

When – September 19, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. Where – Puyallup City Hall Council Chambers, 333 S. Meridian in Puyallup. (Parking is available in the garage below city hall or on street). What – Talk: Living with volcanoes: How a South American town may save lives around Mount Rainier Columbian volcanologist Marta Calvache shares her […]

Trevor Contreras to Speak at Ice Age Floods Institute, Puget Lobe Chapter Meeting on May 6

DGER mapping geologist Trevor Contreras will address the Puget Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute on May 6, giving a talk titled “A Closer Examination of Hood Canal and the Puget Lowland.” Trevor says, I will be talking about some of the important findings from five years of geological mapping along Hood Canal. […]

The Washington Geology Library has new hours!

Starting May 1, 2013 the Washington Geology Library will be open to the public Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, closed on Fridays. The library is located on the first floor of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) in Olympia, across the hallway from the Division of Geology and Earth Resources. Please visit us!

Washington Geology Library to Participate in “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day on April 25th

On April 25th the Washington Geology Library will join DNR in celebrating Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The theme this year will be Forests: A Work in Progress. The Geology Library will open its doors to parents and kids, with special events from 9-11 AM. According to librarian Stephanie Earls, “We’ll have various […]

Welcome to Washington State Geology News

In Washington State we count ourselves fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful and geologically active states in the nation. Our majestic mountains, picturesque volcanoes, rugged coastlines, and hilly terrain are products of the geologic forces that formed them. We can experience their constant evolution through events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and […]