Friday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., EWU JFK Library Auditorium
++++Dr. Gene Kiver will provide you with an overview of the Missoula Floods through the Grand Coulee and the merging with floodwaters that descended through the Telford-Crab Creek Scabland. You will visit a complex of minor coulees occur along Interstate 90 and other areas. Scabland features of note include large flood bars, giant current ripples, and recessional cataract canyons.
++++Kiver taught Geology for over 32 years at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.Missoula Floods are a major professional interest. Kiver and co-author Bruce Bjornstad recently published a geological field guide to northern Idaho and the northern Channeled Scabland entitled “On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods”. Kiver spends as much time as possible following trails while photographing and exploring the geology and beauty of the natural world.
“INVESTIGATION OF THE COMPLICATIONS OF THE FLOOD STORY THROUGH CRAB CREEK AND OTHER FLOOD COULEES”
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
SPONSORS: The Nixon Agency Farmers Insurance, EWU Department of Geology and Ice Age Floods Institute-Cheney-Spokane Chapter
DESCRIPTION OF FIELD TRIP: You will spend the day on a deluxe bus tour led by Dr. Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad and will travel through Crab Creek and other Flood coulees to the Lower Grand Coulee to investigate the complications of the Flood story in Central Washington. Crab Creek has never been covered in any IAFICS field trips and we will return via Moses Coulee for more new territory for you to learn about.
FIELD TRIP LEADERS: Gene Kiver. Dr. Kiver is EWU Professor Emeritus of Geology and has a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming. He taught 32 years at Eastern Washington University and has conducted nearly four decades of research into phenomena related to Missoula Floods events that affected the Pacific Northwest. Kiver spends as much time as possible following trails while photographing and exploring the geology and beauty of the natural world. Bruce Bjornstad. Bjornstad retired as Senior Research Scientist for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the summer of 2014. He is a registered geologist and continues to actively research on his own. Kiver and Bjornstad are co-authors of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: the Northern Reaches published in June 2012.
FREE PRE-FIELD TRIP LECTURE: Friday, May 8, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Auditorium, JFK Library, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Sponsored by Jackie Scholz, State Farm Insurance, Cheney, WA and Department of Geology, Eastern Washington University.
Dr. Gene Kiver will provide an examination of the geologic evidence and sequence of events that resulted in the formation of one of Washington’s most spectacular canyons. Cataracts of immense proportions hold the key to understanding the formation of the Grand Coulee.
Fees are $55 for current IAFI members, $70 for non-IAFI members, and $25 for teachers and students.
LODGING: Holiday Inn Express, 800.315.2621, 111 Betz Road, Cheney, WA 99004, located at the corner of WA904 (Michael Anderson Highway) and Betz Road near first traffic light entering Cheney from the north. Search Google for RV parks and camping facilities in the area.
Refer to the attached registration form for additional information. For more information, contact Linda Long, field trip registrar, at [email protected] or 509.235.4251
Saturday, May 30, 2015
FESTIVAL “FLOODS, FLOWERS AND FEATHERS” , TURNBULL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. Bring your family and participate in this free and open to the public festival at the Refuge near Cheney, Washington. Enjoy spring by experiencing and learning about the exceptional wildlife, habitats, and geology of the unique Channeled Scablands landscape. In partnership with numerous organizations/agencies we are offering the Fourth Annual Spring Nature Festival with activities for families and individuals of all ages. Take a walk on the wild side and discover birds, wildflowers, insects, other wildlife, and catch a glimpse of remnants of the Ice Age Floods that created the diverse Scablands habitat. Nature hikes, tours, kids’ activities, food vendors and informational booths provided by a number of organizations will make for a wonderful spring day outdoors in this remarkable environment.
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Website
More Information: Linda Long, [email protected], 509.235.4251
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
LECTURE “MEGAFLOODS: THE CHANNELED SCABLANDS, SIBERIA, MARS, AND BEYOND” , SPOKANE, WA
Tuesday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Spokane Community College, Lair Auditorium, Building 6. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC.
Dr. Vic Baker will provide you with how the megafloods of the last Ice Age created bizarre landscapes like the Channeled Scablands at the margins of giant ice sheets that covered much of North America and Eurasia. More recent discoveries reveal that much larger megafloods occurred billions of years ago on the planet Mars. The Mars megaflooding even generated a kind of ocean that temporarily made that planet Earth-like> We are now seeking evidence of similar processes on planets beyond our solar system.
Victor R. Baker (Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1971) is a former President of the Geological Society of America. He has researched the Channeled Scablands and related megafloods of the world since the late 1960s. His publications in geomorphology, planetary geology and philosophy of science include 18 books and more than 400 scientific papers. His work has been featured in multiple television documentaries, including the 2005 PBS NOVA production “Mystery of the Megafloods.”
The annual IAFI Membership Meeting and Program will be held in Wenatchee, September 18, 2015. The field trip is on Saturday, September 19. You will see details as soon as they are finalized.
, MORE DETAILS ARE FORTHCOMING AS THEY ARE FINALIZED