Sonoma County Drive-by Geology Presentation with Dr. Jane Ni
Sonoma County Drive-by Geology
Presentation with Dr. Jane Nielson
Thursday, April 20, 7:00-8:30pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$10 (non-refundable). Pre-registration required: www.lagunafoundation.org
Join us for this fascinating presentation about the unique geology of the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed and surrounding area. Dr. Jane Nielson will describe a driving tour to places in Sonoma County where the main types of rocks that comprise the County can be seen. She will show where earthquake faults are located and will discuss their important controls on water supply and on soil types. The talk will include a brief explanation of how the rocks formed, and why they are found here. Tea and light snacks will be provided.
Jane Nielson has several degrees in geology, including a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She worked 18 years as a field and research geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, and also has taught undergraduate geology courses at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff; California State University, Hayward; and Pomona College, in Claremont, California. She is a co-founder of the Sebastopol Water Information Group, serves on the board of directors for the O.W.L. (Open-Space, Water, and Land Conservation) Foundation and Sonoma County Conservation Action, and helps direct the Sonoma County Water Coalition. She is co-author of The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery, published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, firstname.lastname@example.org