Explore the geologic history of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in this Zoom-based class that includes lecture presentations, discussions and self-guided explorations in the field. The course begins with a discussion of the earth’s interior and plate tectonics, progresses to a model for the formation of the southern Appalachians and then describes the surficial processes that generate the current mountain topography. Discussion will also include an overview of geologic processes that affect these mountains today: earthquakes, mass movements and floods.
BLENDED | Six Sessions: Wednesdays & Fridays, August 3 – 19, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Pre-registration required for participation in an Adult Education class.
Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.