Title: Geology & Paleoecology of Puget Sound
Date & time: November 22, 2020 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Event description: In this workshop, attendees will explore the geological history of Puget Sound Basin and look at how the most recent period of glaciation shaped the environment we live in today. In addition, attendees will be introduced to the world of paleoecology. Paleoecology is the study of fossil animals and plants in order to deduce the environmental conditions in which they lived.
This event will feature Taryn Black of University of Washington’s Earth and Space Sciences. Taryn is a glaciologist and science educator based in Seattle. She hails from the foothills of the Cascades, and grew up fascinated with landscapes, the environment, and Earth’s polar regions. Her curiosity led her to take a college geology course, sparking a lifelong passion for earth science and outdoor recreation. Taryn is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in glaciology, using satellite images to study how glaciers in Greenland are responding to climate change. When not looking at glaciers on a computer, Taryn enjoys looking at glaciers from trails in the Cascades, as well as cycling and kayaking around the Seattle area.
This event will be live on zoom and required pre-registration.
Please follow this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdofgH10E4OETvSXV0IblbKRHsyFp776rU5waBoLoiUmHc-DA/viewform?usp=sf_link
West Seattle, Washington