SP20 Geology of the Blue Ridge

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Tuesday March 17

9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Geology of the Blue Ridge

Instructor: Steve Yurkovich

Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$148 Member | $168 Non-member

Limit: 16 students

BRN Core Requirement

 

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Explore the geologic history of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Each weekly class builds on the previous week and leads to an understanding of mountain formation. The course will begin with a discussion of the earth’s interior and plate tectonics, then progress to a current model for formation of the Southern Appalachians. This section will be followed by an overview of common earth materials and will conclude with a discussion of the surficial processes that have shaped these old mountains. The last meeting on April 14 will be a field trip.

Steve Yurkovich is a professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. For 40 years he was an educator in the geosciences program and researcher in Appalachian geology. He holds a doctorate from Brown University and is a licensed N.C. Professional Geologist. Yurkovich has produced a number of research publications related to the geology of western North Carolina and has led classes and field trips for numerous school, civic, environmental and professional groups.

 

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