AIPG Field Trip and AIPG National Executive Committee Meeting

The AIPG National Executive Committee will be holding their next board meeting in Anchorage, Alaska!!

We would like to invite you, your family, and guests to join the AIPG National Executive Committee on Friday, May 3rd for a field trip from Anchorage to Major Marine Tours in Seward for an enjoyable Gray Whale Wildlife Cruise followed by dinner at the Windsong Lodge.  Also, join us on Saturday, May 4th for the AIPG Executive Committee Meeting followed by dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse.

Friday, May 3, 2013
Gray Whale Cruise with Dinner

Depart 8:00 am from the Hilton, 500 W. 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Half day cruise departs at 12:00 noon and returns at 4:00 pm
Dinner at the Windsong Lodge or another restaurant approximately 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Return to the Hilton approximately 10:00 pm

Gray Whales travel by “line of sight”, which means that they travel close to the coastline on this amazing journey.  While cruising this pristine setting, you will view alpine glaciers, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, puffins, and many other types of marine birds. You might even be treated to sightings of Orca or Humpback Whales. Our tour is fully narrated by our experienced captains and naturalist crew members. Complimentary beverages include coffee, tea and hot chocolate.  Snacks are available for purchase or you can bring your own snacks/drinks (non-alcoholic) on the cruise.  Alcoholic beverages can be purchased onboard.

For comfort throughout the cruise, inside and outside the heated cabins, in a variety of weather conditions, guests are urged to dress in layers, including a warm rainproof coat, hat, gloves, and comfortable, rubber-soled shoes.

-Cost: $160 per person payable to AIPG, you can also register and pay online.  (This includes the cost of the cruise, dinner, snacks/water on the bus, and transportation.)

**We are in the process of making arrangements and getting counts for the cruise and dinners.  Please let me know if you do plan on attending Friday and/or Saturday so that we can include you in our numbers.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
AIPG National Executive Committee Meeting followed by Dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse

Executive Committee Meeting at the Hilton – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm approximately (Members Welcome – no cost)
Dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse 6:00 pm (Members, Family, and Guests are Welcome)

-Cost: Dinner is on your own

The AIPG National Executive Committee looks forward to meeting you and spending time in the beautiful surroundings of Alaska.

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 6,000 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.

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American Institute of Professional Geologists
National Headquarters
12000 Washington St., Suite 285
Thornton, Colorado 80241-3134
Phone: (303) 412-6205 | Fax: (303) 253-9220

Upcoming AIPG Events:  
- Shale Gas and Water Issues – Austin, TX – March 19-20, 2013
- Marcellus, Utica, and Point Pleasant Shale: Energy Development and  Enhancement by Hydraulic Fracturing – Canton, OH – April 10-11, 2013
- AIPG 50th Anniversary Conference – Broomfield, CO – October 23-26, 2013

Go to for more information and to register online!