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Date:
March 6, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Civic Center Auditorium
Address:
401 S. Balsam
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Contact:
509-764-3830
Cost:
FREE!
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Eastern Washington's Greatest Hits... Geologically with Nick Zentner

Friday, March 6, 2020


OPENING RECEPTION SPEAKER
Eastern Washington’s Greatest Hits . . . Geologically with Nick Zentner
Date: March 6, 2020 - Friday
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam

Geologists have always relied upon observations made in the field to decipher the history of our planet and the origins of the landscapes around us. However, with recent improvements in video technology and the advent of drones, we can now see the world around us with unprecedented clarity and from new perspectives. In this lecture, we will take advantage of these new tools to explore spectacular and unique landforms that are on display in the deserts of Eastern Washington. There, in the rain shadow of the majestic Cascades, we can find massive flood basalts, volcanic spatter that erupted from fissures, coulees and sediment deposits left by Ice Age floods, rolling hills of windblown loess, thick ash fall deposits associated with the Yellowstone Hot Spot, and more. With its dramatic geologic history and spectacular scenery, eastern Washington is unquestionably among the best outdoor geologic classrooms on Earth!

Nick is currently a Senior Lecturer at Central Washington University. In 2015, Nick received the prestigious James Shea Award, a national award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science to the general public. Past recipients include John McPhee, Jack Horner, Robert Ballard, and Stephen Jay Gould.