Programs Get Funding

The AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees approved financial support for two programs during its recent meeting in Tulsa:

♦AAPG’s Datapages received $53,150 in funding to scan and capture three AAPG affiliated and associated society publications – specifically, the Four Corners Geological Society, Asociacion Colombiana de Geologos y Geofisicos del Petroleo (Phase 1) and Canadian Society Petroleum Geologists special publications.

The goal of Datapages is to gather all publications from all AAPG affiliated societies into a single literature database for upstream exploration and production geology.

Datapages now has thorough coverage in both the Gulf region (United States) and in the Rockies areas (both United States and Canada). The short- to intermediate-term goal is to begin collecting the literature of South America.

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♦The Tulsa Geoscience Center received $5,000 to help develop and evaluate a series of innovative geology and petroleum geology hands-on modules that are age specific and are designed to be used in any central geoscience educational facility for visiting field trips.

Also, thanks to a generous Trustee Emeritus donation, the Geologic Map of California to Bay Area Teachers project received funding to carry that program forward in 2011. The project provides teachers with one 20- by 23-inch geologic map of California, accompanied by 10 laminated copies of the map at page size with a geologic column on the reverse side.

In addition, the teachers receive a two-page set of guidelines and sample questions to use with the maps.

To submit a proposal for funding, please go to foundation.aapg.org/funding.cfm.


This month we’d like to highlight one of our Trustee Associates: Michael S. Johnson, who became an Associate in 2009.

Johnson has endowed a Digital Products Subscription for Ohio State University (his alma mater, ’49) and created the Michael S. Johnson Named Grant, which will be awarded to a qualified geoscience graduate student studying at the school.

To endow a university subscription, or to establish a named grant, call the Foundation office, (918) 560-2674, or e-mail.

And if you’re interested in becoming a Trustee Associate, information can be found on the AAPG Foundation website at foundation.aapg.org.


The AAPG Foundation’s five-year, $35 million financial campaign is in the final phase. With over $28.9 million raised, there is still a $6.1 million gap to close.

There are two ways you can help: make a significant contribution, and/or involve your company.

Please consider adding a donation to the AAPG Foundation when you send in your dues statement.

To see the status of campaign pledges and contributions, and for a list of programs and projects supported, go to foundation.aapg.org.

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Foundation Update

Foundation Update - Natalie Adams
Natalie Adams began as the AAPG Foundation manager in October 2010.

Foundation Update is a regular column in the EXPLORER offering news about the AAPG Foundation’s latest activities. For more information about the AAPG Foundation, visit the Foundation website, email, or call (918) 560-2644.

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