United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Western Region
8th Triennial Open House
Menlo Park, California
June 2, 3, and 4, 2006

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The Mount Diablo Surveyors Society (MDSHS) joined the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Region to celebrate their 8th Triennial open house event on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2006.

The event was held to showcase the scientific research at its Menlo Park Science Center located at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, California.

MDSHS members that took part in the celebration by attending our booth or helping with the set-up were: Don Marcott, PLS, Michael J. Foley, PLS, Keith Nofield, PLS, Bryan Klym, Pete Friedmann and Chris De La Paz

In addition to the MDSHS booth, there were showings of the USGS/CBS-5/KPIX-TV, San Francisco, co-production of "Shock Waves", an hour-long TV documentary (which was broadcast on local San Francisco television stations KPIX and KBHK), which focuses on the century of progress in understanding the science of earthquakes, increasing public awareness of seismic hazards, earthquake preparedness and mitigation, and demonstrating how earthquakes affect the personal lives, culture, economy and development of northern California.

MDSHS members, Pete Friedman, Cris De La Paz, Paul Lamoreaux , PLS and Michael J. Foley, PLS participated in the filming of a few segments for this film wearing period clothing and using antique survey instruments.

For more information and photographs about the filming visit our "Past Events" page on this web site under "Shock Waves".

For more information about this past Open House event, visit the USGS 2006 Open House web site.

To see photos of this past Open House event, visit the USGS 2006 Open House photo gallery.

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To view photos of previous years open house events:

5th Triennial Open House – September 13 and 14, 1997 Click here
th Triennial Open House – May 13 and 14, 2000 Click here
7th Triennial Open House – May 31 and June 1, 2003 Click here
th Triennial Open House – June 3 and 4, 2006 Click here

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