Thank you Professor Emeritus of Geology Donn Charnley: Geology of the National Parks Jan. 24th, 2015 7 PM

Thank you Donn Charnley for another great program on the geology of our region.  61 people turned out Saturday night (March 24th) for the 3rd program in our Winter Wanderlust Series. Thank you also to the San Juan Islands National Monument and Friends of the Lopez Library for supporting this terrific evening.  For those of you who could not attend we attach the handout provided at the program.  Geology of the National Parks

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Join Lopez Island favorite Donn Charnley for our third installment in the Lopez Library’s Winter Wanderlust Series, The Geology of the National Parks: Northwest Region.   Professor Emeritus Charnley has taught Geology at Shoreline Community College for thirty-two years as well as the Seattle School District for ten years. He also served in the Washington State legislature from 1970-1984. Since 1998 he has presented a variety of Geology programs at OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington and at Edmonds Community College’s CRI program. One of the most consistently popular is his course Geology of the National Parks. (Currently full for 2015 at ECC!)  For our January evening on Lopez Island, Professor Charnley has condensed his course to five National Parks (Crater Lake NP, Olympic NP, North Cascades NP, Glacier NP, Mt. Rainier NP) and one National Monument (Lava Butte NM).  In 1872 President Ulysses S.Grant designated our first national park (Yellowstone) establishing a foundation of preservation much of which is based on scientific merit including remarkable geology. We are fortunate because many of the National Parks, which represent some of the most beautiful places in the world, are in our backyard! You do not need an airplane, a passport or extended holiday time to access these majestic places. Join us in exploring the features, the primeval forces and shear splendor of the geology of these 5 beloved National Parks with our guide Professor Donn Charnley. Many of you attended his program last summer on the Geology of the San Juan Islands/Lopez Island which drew a standing-room-only crowd of 60+.  To ensure comfortable seating for this popular speaker the event will be held at Woodmen Hall.  Co-sponsored by Friends of the Lopez Library, the San Juan Islands National Monument/BLM and the Lopez Library.