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Andrew Dunning, Portland State University
Evaluation of slip history and Holocene activity on faults in the Strawberry Mountains
Tuesday, November 2
Climate Resilience in Central Oregon
Hal Wershow – Assistant Professor of Geology, Central Oregon Community College
6:30 p.m. - Wille Hall, COCC Bend Campus - livestream also available
Between record heat waves, horrific smoke and debilitating drought, we are all experiencing the anticipated effects of climate change first-hand. And while the situation is clearly dire, there is still opportunity to rewrite our climate future. Geology professor Hal Wershow will examine how our climate in Central Oregon has already changed and then share projections for what we can expect for the rest of the 21st century. After reviewing the science, he will transition into climate resilience; in other words, what can we do in our community to diminish the worst impacts and adapt to the inevitable changes.
Tickets: $8 for in-person event, $5 for livestream. Get your tickets here.
Limited in-person capacity. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.
COCC students and staff are FREE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for promo code.
About Hal Wershow
Hal Wershow began his geology career with research projects in Peru and Hawaii, before settling at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he monitored groundwater for high explosives and radioactivity. After realizing that he made a more meaningful impact by sharing his stoke for all things Earth, he decided to teach. Along the way, he studied glaciers and climate change at Western Washington University, and had the good fortune to find himself surrounded by teaching mentors. Since beginning at COCC in the Fall term of 2018, Hal has become enamored with our fabulous local volcanoes and the glaciers they host.
This program is sponsored by Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund and the Associated Students of COCC.