The U.S. National Park system preserves and protects some of the most outstanding geologic features in the country. Western Nevada College Geology Professor Winnie Kortemeier will share her knowledge about the geology of the U.S. National Parks in a free lecture on Friday, May 1, 7 pm, to wind up Earth Day activities.
â€œIâ€™m teaching a 3-credit Geology class that studies the National Parks, and have compiled an extensive collection of beautiful photos of the National Parks, monuments, and seashores. I would like to share these images with the public. They depict every aspect of geology and are a fun way to learn about geologic topics.
Dr. Kortemeier will discuss the parks in groupings based on their tectonic settings.
â€œMaybe people will be inspired to visit at least one park from each grouping, to better understand the geologic differences,â€ she said.â€ The Silver State is proud to have Great Basin National Park in Northeast Nevada, and shares Death Valley National Park with California, she noted.
Marlette Hall is in the Cedar Building, on the Carson City campus. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is sponsored by the WNC Recycling Committee, as part of Earth Day Activities.