Link to pictures of field trip to LaFarge Quarry in Alpena, September 2008.

LaFarge Quarry

September 2008

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Link to pictures of field trip to Alpena, MI, May 2010.

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Past Field Trips
MMRC Field Trips - 2013

ID No.

Item

ID No.

Item

1

MHSA training certification (adults, youth accompanied by trained adult)

5

Wheel Chocks (supplied by MMRC)

2

Safety Glasses

6

Hard Hat

3

Steel-toed safety boots

7

Vest (for visibility)

4

Hiking Boots

 

 

Link to pictures of field trip to Calcite Quarry, May, 2012.Text Box: Calcite Quarry
May 2012
Link to pictures of Hartley Nature Center Field Trip, April 2012.Text Box: Hartley Nature Center
April 2012
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2014 trips will be posted as they are developed!

Date

Site & Location

Leader

Details

Participation Requirements*

Various

 

May thru Dec.

2013

Keweenaw Peninsula, MI Upper Peninsula

Bruce Baker

Bruce has volunteered to lead people on field trips in the Keweenaw.† Bruce will post the dates for 2014 soon.† Contact Bruce at 989-488-0630 to make specific arrangements.

T.B.D.

May 2013

Penn-Dixie Site,

Hamburg, NY

Penn-Dixie Club, local contact Joe Kchodl

May 18, 2013 is the Penn-Dixie Special Event Day for 2013.† This site is especially rich in trilobites.† Click HERE to send an e-mail to Joe Kchodl for more information.† Click HERE to see a flyer with more information.† Click HERE to see more Penn-Dixie May Programs!

This is not an-MMRC sponsored trip.† Comply with local rules..

Early Septem-ber 2013

Green River Formation et al, Utah

Dale Foster and Tom Wassa

Click HERE to see a slide show on this trip.

This is not an-MMRC sponsored trip.† Comply with local rules..

Any time

Hungry Hollow,

Arkona, Ont. Canada

Personal

Click HERE to request more information

This is not an-MMRC sponsored trip.† Comply with local rules..

Any time

Sink holes, earth cracks & vanishing lake, near Alpena, MI

Personal

These two sites 20 miles NW of Alpena showcase sink holes, a series of earth cracks (places where the sinking has pulled† cracks into the landscape) and a sometimes lake -- it appears in the spring when the snowmelt brings water and disappears into the swallow hole over the summer.† This is a personal trip (not MMRC-sponsored).† Click HERE for more details.† Click HERE for a map.† Call Joe Powers at 989-631-6930 for more information.

This is not an-MMRC sponsored trip.† Comply with local rules..

Any time

Beach rocks in Michiganís U.P.

Personal

The shore of Lake Superior in Michiganís U.P. often has rocks, courtesy of the glaciers a few thousand years ago.† A great place to see these (always check local regulations before collecting) is on and near Whitefish Point.† This is a personal trip (not MMRC-sponsored).† Click on this link for a map and some pictures:† U.P. Beaches -- 2012.† Call Joe Powers at 989-631-6930 for more information.

This is not an-MMRC sponsored trip.† Comply with local rules..

Anytime

Varied

Personal

If you are interested in field trips in a specific area, search for rock clubs in that area to see what field trips they are sponsoring.† For example, click HERE to go to the Ishpeming Rock Clubís 2013 field trip list.† In many cases, you will have to join that club to be eligible to participate in their trips.

 


To make suggestions for future field trips, please contact Paleo Joe Kchodl by clicking HERE

Personal protective equipment is required for all participants and Mine Safety Training is required for all adult participants in MMRC field trips.† Some exceptions apply.