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Geology of the Blue Ridge – In-person Version

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2024

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August 21


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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GeologyON-SITE | Four Sessions: Wednesdays, August 7 – 28, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore the geologic history of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in this blended class that includes lecture presentations, discussions, guided 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.

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