FA17 Landscapes of the French Broad

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Thursday October 5

9:15 AM  –  3:30 PM

Landscapes of the French Broad
A FIELD TRIP
Instructor: Steve Yurkovich
Thursday, October 5; 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$57 Member / $67 Non-Member
Limit: 14

This field trip will examine the erosive and depositional features generated by streams and how these features are affected by the underlying geology. The trip will highlight valleys, rapids, waterfalls and floodplains produced by running water in the French Broad Basin as the group carpools to sites along the French Broad, the Brevard Fault, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway, beginning and ending at the Arboretum. Students should pack a lunch and drinks for the daylong trip and plan on carpooling. Meet at 9:15 a.m. to depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Education Center. Students should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and higher elevations. This class fulfills three hours of elective credit for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate.

Steve Yurkovich is professor emeritus at Western Carolina University. For 40 years he was an educator in the geosciences program and researcher in Appalachian geology. He has a Ph.D. from Brown University and is a licensed N.C. Professional Geologist. Steve has produced a number of research publications related to the geology of Western North Carolina. He has led geology classes and field trips for numerous professional and environmental groups, K-12 students, civic groups, and for the Arboretum.

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