High Desert Speaker Series: The Geological Journey of Desert Rivers

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The Oregon Natural Desert Association Host the High Desert Speaker Series. This is a FREE online event.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:30pm. MORE INFO HERE.

The second event in ONDA’s 2021 High Desert Speaker Series, featuring geomorphologist Elizabeth Safran, explores the course of Oregon’s wild rivers as they journey through the lively geology of the high desert. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is free and required, and must be completed through ONDA’s website linked above (not Facebook!). Registrants will be entered into a prize package giveaway. Only one person per household should register. All registrants will have access to a captioned recording after the event.

About the speaker: Elizabeth Safran is a geomorphologist — a geologist who worries about how landscapes evolve. First brought out west through graduate and postdoctoral work, 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.

Interested in our other 2021 High Desert Speaker Series events? Find out more at https://onda.org/speakerseries.

Photo courtesy of Curtis Reesor