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Presentation: If Mountains Could Talk: a geologist's tour of the geological wonders of Garibaldi Park · Wednesday, December 3rd

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Organized by: Stephanie Grothe.

Start: Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 7:00 pm


If Mountains Could Talk: a geologist's tour of the geological wonders of Garibaldi Park

by Bob Turner

Garibaldi Park has great geological stories, everywhere you look. There are remarkably diverse  volcanic landforms: flat-topped Table, lava-dammed Garibaldi Lake, blocky-topped lava flows, multi-hued Opal Cone and Cinder Cone volcanoes,1857 Barrier landslide that buried10 km of valley, and the red-rock desert crater of Mt Price to name a few. There are also glacial features: the stunning glaciers of today, and the debris fields and moraines that mark their rapid retreat over the past century. And there is the surprising contrast of soft ridges of sedimentary rock adjacent to craggy granite spires.

Bob Turner is a retired federal geologist and long time resident of Bowen Island who loves to poke around the corners of Garibaldi Park and the greater Howe Sound region. He has been explaining geology and landscapes to audiences for over 20 years. He is the co-author of the popular book of Vancouver geology "Vancouver - City on the Edge" and the guide "Sea to Sky Geotour: Geology and Landscapes along Highway 99.

The presentation will be free but we'll have a donation box for the Friends of Garibaldi Park Society, a volunteer group that works on behalf of Garibaldi Park.

This is open to everyone (VOC members and non-members, students or not...). So, please spread the word and invite people you know.
Feel free to invite others to the event on facebook.

Location: Norm theater, Student Union Building (SUB), 6138 Student Union Blvd (UBC Vancouver campus)

Date and time: Dec. 3, 2014, 7pm



Posted: 2014-09-23 11:31:10
Last modified: 2014-12-01 11:16:02