Visiting Scientist Tour
Dr. Catherine Townsend, senior regional
geologist at the Burke Museum, will be visiting communities in Washington
and Oregon to put earthquakespast and futurein their
place! Dr. Townsend is an award-winning teacher and researcher with
special interests in the geologic history of North America and the
Pacific Northwest. Her engaging presentation, "Earthquakes,
Mountains, and the Geologic History of Washington" illustrates
how our recent quake was a very personal encounter with the geologic
forces that have created our region over more than a billion years.
This unique public outreach program is sponsored by the National
While there are no more 2002 bookings available for the visiting
scientist and traveling exhibit The Big One:
Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest there are dates available
in 2003 -- please call 206-616-1550 for more information.