About (General Information)

The East Tennessee Geological Society is a non-profit organization of nearly 100 geoscientists in East Tennessee. Most of us live and work in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, but we have members from Memphis to the Tri-Cities area and beyond.

ETGS has held meetings in the Knoxville area since February 28, 1975. In recent years, the Society has been maintained largely by geologists and hydrogeologists working in the Oak Ridge environmental arena. However, our membership also includes petroleum consultants, quarry geologists, gemologists, drilling contractors, professors, students, and geologists currently working in other fields.

We participate in ETGS to stay abreast of technical trends in the geosciences and to take advantage of professional and social networking opportunities. Society activities include monthly meetings, technical presentations, field trips, and picnics. Depending on the requirements of your licensing board(s), you may be able to earn professional-development credit for attending ETGS meetings and field trips.

At each meeting, an invited speaker gives a presentation about current research or a field project. Meetings are rather informal and are generally held on the second Monday of the month (September through May), although they may be rescheduled during holidays or other special occasions. We strive to meet in a location as convenient as possible for members in Knoxville and Oak Ridge.

The members of ETGS organize field trips once or twice each year. For more information on past and future trips, see our
field-trip page.

We hope you will join us at our next meeting and bring a friend or coworker. Visitors are always welcome.
Meeting notices are posted one to two weeks before each meeting.

For additional information about ETGS, check out the rest of our
web site. This site is intended to serve as a resource for the Society and its members.

Finally, we invite you to join us. Annual memberships are a bargain at just $20 per individual, $25 per couple (same home address), and $10 per student. Just complete a
form and bring it to the next meeting with your dues. If you cannot attend the meeting, you may mail membership them to the following address. Whether you join at the meeting or by mail, please make sure we have at least one current e-mail address.

PO Box 6193
Oak Ridge TN 37831-6193

We look forward to your participation in ETGS!

Please contact us at about the Society.
etgs@live.com if you have any questions


President Tony McClain
Vice President David Carlone
Secretary/Treasurer J. Brad Stephenson / Seaira Stephenson
Webmaster/Social Media Coordinator Bob Gelinas


Page updated October 11, 2023