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The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers

March 30, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join ONDA for the second event in the 2021 High Desert Speaker Series, featuring Dr. Elizabeth Safran, Associate Professor of Geological Science at Lewis & Clark. Follow the course of Oregon’s wild rivers as they journey through the lively geology of the high desert, and hear how the geological history of eastern Oregon – from landslides to lava flows – has interacted with and influenced beloved desert waterways like the Owyhee River.

This event will be hosted online beginning at 5:30 p.m. PDT. Registration is free and required. Only one person per household should register for this event. All registrants will be entered to win a giveaway prize package and will have access to a captioned recording of the presentation after the event.

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About the speaker

Elizabeth Safran is a geomorphologist — a geologist who worries about how landscapes evolve. First brought out west through graduate and post-doctoral work at the University of Washington, University of California (UC), Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz, Elizabeth found herself drawn to geology through a class with the modest title of “The History of Earth and of Life.” Upon learning that field trips and camping were required elements of the geology major, she was hooked. She has been teaching geology at Lewis & Clark College since 2000.




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Photo courtesy of Curtis Reeser

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March 30, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Caelin Weiss
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