Lecture Series on Geology of the National Parks Continues in 2016

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Date: October 19, 2015
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

WEST BRANCH, IOWA—Dr. Richard Baker continues his series of lectures about geology in our national parks with presentations about Grand Teton (November 4), Death Valley (January 13), and Rocky Mountain (February 10). The lectures are free and last about one hour. Meet at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m. 

The lecture series is offered in recognition of President Herbert Hoover's interests in geology and conservation. Dr. Baker is a professor emeritus in the Geoscience Department at University of Iowa. He completed his doctorate research at Yellowstone National Park. He has traveled to many of our national parks and has taught a course on them at the University of Iowa. 

This year the National Park Service launched its "Find Your Park" campaign which begins a two year celebration commemorating its first 100 years of preservation and service to the public. "Find Your Park" is aimed at getting people out to experience all their national parks have to offer and to share their favorite stories about National Parks. Visit www.findyourpark.com to learn more. 

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.  

Last updated: October 19, 2015

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