Speaker Series Continues With “Filling the Gap: The Petrified Forest Core” Lecture November 6
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 x262
Petrified Forest, AZ – To help all understand and enjoy Petrified Forest National Park, experts in their respective fields are being invited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm in a reinvigorated in-park 'speaker series'. Presentations are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month, and last approximately one hour.
The next speaker of this 'speaker series' is Paul Olsen from Columbia University, lead investigator for a scientific core drilling project beginning in the park November 7. The nearly one million dollar project will ideally provide a much better record and understanding of the Triassic Era represented by the rock layers to be drilled. Mr. Olsen will discuss the variety of scientific reasons and goals for such a project, as well as share specifics on how this project will be accomplished.
To learn more about the project: http://www.nature.com/news/geologists-take-drill-to-triassic-park-1.13866
When: Wednesday November 6 2013, 10 am
Where: Community Building at Painted Desert Visitor Center (off I-40, exit 311)
Cost: Free to access the Painted Desert Visitor Center complex and this presentation. To continue into the park, a $10 entry fee applies.
All are welcome, and the Community Building is fully accessible.
Need more information? Please contact Bill Parker (contact information above).
We look forward to seeing you!
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