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ACE FT 05 | Investigating a Meandering Creek System in Houston’s Backyard - Panther Creek, Montgomery County Preserve

Houston Geological Society (HGS)

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas, United States

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Who Should Attend

Geoscience university students and new industry professionals.


To gain an understanding of the processes and resultant deposits of a meandering stream system.

About Field Trip

A short drive north from Houston, tucked away just south of The Woodlands, Texas is the Montgomery County Preserve - a greenway that local residents use to walk their dogs or jog and groups use to learn about local flora. The preserve also contains Panther Creek, a natural laboratory to explore the morphology and sedimentological processes of a meandering creek system. The distinctive trait of clear water that flows through Panther Creek allows investigation of numerous features of the creek as well as interact with the processes that form and continually modify them. In the creek, current ripples can be observed forming and migrating downstream while scraping the side of a bar form can reveal the deposits from that process and the sedimentary structures that are a result. Grain size distribution and deposit architecture along the creek can be directly linked to current dynamics that are influenced by the creek morphology. The characteristics of Panther Creek make it a unique location in the Houston area to observe and investigate the fundamental elements of a meandering creek system.


Visit three locations along Panther Creek to view and interact with the process that shape the creek.


Professionals: US $150

Students: US $75

Applicable Credits: 0

Limit: 40

Pricing Includes: Ground transportation to/from Panther Creek from the convention site, refreshments and guidebook.

Notes: We will be walking in the creek so please bring shoes that you can get wet.


Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000
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AAPG Instructor  
E&P Geoscience, LLC, Houston, TX

Important Notes Regarding Field Trips

  • Field trips are limited in size and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan on attending the convention, a US $30 enrollment fee will be added to the field trip fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the convention at a later date.
  • A wait list is automatically created if a field trip sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the trip will take place, as trips may be canceled if under-subscribed.
  • Please register well before 23 February. Field trip cancellation due to low enrollment will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed on field trips after this date.
  • We will continue to take registrations for field trips not canceled until they are either sold out or closed.
  • It is important that you note your gender when registering for hotel room assignments.
  • Prior to the field trip you will receive an itinerary with details of meeting points, transportation with the trip phone numbers and email addresses of hotels and trip leaders, etc.
  • Proper clothing and supplies are needed for the outdoors (hat, windbreaker, sturdy footwear and rucksack).
  • Depending on location, temperatures can range from 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit with or without rain. Participants are advised to check local weather forecasts for latest updates.
  • Insect repellent and sun protection (sunscreen and hats) are recommended.
  • AAPG, the sponsoring organizations nor field trip leaders and their employers maintain insurance covering illness or injury for individuals.


There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.

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