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