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Klamath Mountains: A Geologic History
October 12 to October 14

Klamath Mountains: A Geologic History


With Mark Bailey, Science Instructor

We will explore the amazing progress of the Klamath Mountains, from an ancient sea to the modern-day peaks and valleys of our close and mysterious neighbor.

Exploring the geologic wonders that are spread across the Klamath region, we will look at the organisms that once lived there, that were preserved in the rocks across the region, while we observe these rocks telling the story of an evolving and dynamic range of mountains.

Over the course of two-2 hour presentations, we will uncover the basics of the complex geology of the Klamath Mountains, and develop a comprehensive understanding of these mountains.

In part 1, we will investigate many of the basic geological principles toward a more complete understanding of the complex processes responsible for the building of the Klamath Mountains. Several areas of special interest to the instructor will be explored and expanded upon.

In Part 2, we will tie all of the seemingly disparate pieces of the Klamath puzzle into a comprehensive geologic history of these mountains. Using rocks and fossils found throughout the Klamath Mountains and elsewhere as springboards, we will develop a more thorough timeline for the events that created the Klamath Mountains.

Tues., Oct. 12 & Thurs., Oct.14 • 12-2 p.m.


$25 • Class #: 43858

Video will be available for this class.

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Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey is a longtime science instructor who has taught multiple topics over a nearly 40-year career in science education. His subject areas of expertise include geology, astronomy, and biology. He has taught every grade level in the sciences from kindergarten to graduate level college courses, and emphasizes exploratory learning as well as the latest up-to-date topic matter. His latest project has been the contribution of the "Geologic History" chapter to the soon to be released book, The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History, published by Backcountry Press.