WCHS Kicks off 2013-14 Speaker’s Series with “Bellingham Under Ice and Under Water!”

Welcome to the WCHS’s 2013-14 Speaker’s Series. We have a great year of speakers lined up for you. Join us for October’s talk:

“Bellingham Under Ice and Under Water! The Fascinating Glacial History of Western Whatcom County”Mount Baker

An illustrated presentation by Doug Clark, WWU

When: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room • 121 Prospect St.

FREE!

Whatcom County is a land with a past—a glacial past that is both geologically interesting and historically significant. Dr. Doug Clark, Western Washington University Geology professor, has been studying the effects of glaciation around the world, but has found one of the most fascinating stories right here in western Whatcom County. Come hear about the incredible record of glacier advance and retreat and sea level rise and fall that formed most of the landscape of the Whatcom lowlands.

Dr Doug Clark WWUClark is a glacial geologist and geomorphologist with nearly 25 years of experience studying glaciers and climate change throughout western North American and elsewhere around the world. He has been a geology professor at WWU since 1998, and loves investigating and teaching about our amazing glacial landscapes here in western Washington.

New research indicates that the landscapes of Whatcom County were dramatically shaped by a surge of glacial ice from Canada at the end of the last glacial epoch.

Join us for this fascinating talk.  If you want to learn more, a good follow up to this talk is Whatcom Musem’s new Vanishing Ice exhibit.

 

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