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Tales of Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Missoula Floods, Bonneville Flood, and Columbia River Basalts
June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Columbia Gorge Chapter Ice-Age Floods Institute and the Hood River Library present, Tales of Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest: Missoula Floods, Bonneville Flood, and Columbia River Basalts, at the Hood River Library on Saturday, June 11, 1pm.
Nick Zentner is an educator and a uniquely dynamic speaker who will give a talk on three ancient Huge Floods in the Pacific Northwest. Many people locally are at least somewhat aware of the Ice Age Floods, but those floods are only part of a larger story of immense floods of lava and debris-laden water hundreds of feet deep that have shaped this beautiful and tranquil place we live.
In his own inimitable style, Zentner will share a tale so fascinating and unbelievable that it marks our area as even more unique throughout the world than we already know it is.
Nick Zentner is a Senior Lecturer at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. In addition to teaching Geology of Washington every academic quarter, Zentner is the host of ‘Central Rocks’ – a series of programs that feature the unique geology of Washington. Zentner has received CWU’s Most Inspirational Faculty Award and Presidential Faculty Award. In 2015, Zentner received the James Shea Award, a National Association of Geoscience Teachers award that recognizes exceptional delivery of Earth Science content to the general public.