Science Pub Portland: The Dynamic Geology of PortlandWith Scott Burns, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Portland State University
JUNE 20, 7-9PM | Doors @ 6PM | Advance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donation
In addition to being one of the most beautiful cities in America, Portland, Oregon has one of the most interesting geological histories! Come hear Dr. Burns talk about Portland’s evolution though time, its volcanoes, rocks, landslides, earthquakes, radon, past floods, and other things that make is so unique. Learn about the two big floods that formed and eroded the area – first, the basalt flows that formed the majority of the bedrock followed by the Missoula Floods that reshaped the area. Come and enjoy!
Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University where he just finished his 33rd year of teaching. He was also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at P.S.U. from 1997-1999. He has been teaching for 53 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Scott specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. In Oregon, he has projects involving landslides and land use, environmental cleanup of service stations, slope stability, earthquake hazard mapping, Missoula Floods, paleosols, loess soil stratigraphy, radon generation from soils, the distribution of heavy metals and trace elements in Oregon soils, alpine soil development, and the terroir of wine.
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If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch on zoom. You must register in advance via the ticketing page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
To guarantee a seat at this event, we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance. Please show your ticket at the check-in table in front of the theater upon arrival.
We will always have tickets available at the door. They are first-come, first-served and admission will remain a suggested donation.
Kennedy School Theater has everything from pizza to burgers to popcorn and candy. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. No outside food or drink is allowed.
It is free to park in McMenamins Kennedy School parking lot and there is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood.