Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner has been scheduled to do a special presentation, “Central Washington’s Greatest Hits .... Geologically,” featuring an overview of the best that Washington geology has to offer.

The presentation will be at 4 p.m. on Friday at the Kittitas County Historical Museum.

Zentner’s presentation is expected to include video clips from his programs used to survey geologic tales from the past to daunting geologic hazards in our future. The talk will explore the field evidence for Cascade Volcanism, great earthquakes at Washington’s coast, shallow quakes beneath Puget Sound, Ice Age Floods in eastern Washington, petrified wood, gold mines, blue agates.

Zentner has been with CWU Geology since 1992 and teaches a popular GEOL 101 — Geology of Washington in the fall and winter quarters. His course is open to the public at no cost. He also instructs GEOL 351 — Pacific Northwest Geology in the spring.

His speaking engagement Friday afternoon is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The event is limited to 100 seats, but there is ample standing room for guests.

It will also be streamed live on the Museum’s Facebook page which will be available in recorded format afterwards on Facebook and linked to the museum website.


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