WWU Geology Research Associate Dave Tucker to Discuss Guidebook About Local Geology Nov. 5

Western Washington University will host Geology research associate Dave Tucker for a discussion titled “Writing a Peoples’ Natural History Guidebook: Geology Underfoot in Western Washington” from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 5 in the Map Collection area in Wilson Library.

The Event is free and open to the public.

Tucker’s presentation will discuss how he wrote a geology guide designed for people who are interested in geology, but who may have little experience or training in the topic.

A resident of Bellingham, Tucker has a Masters degree in geology from Western and is a research associate in the Geology Department. He is also a director of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that raises funds to support research at the active volcano and educate the public about volcanic hazards of Mount Baker.

Tucker’s book “Geology Underfoot in Western Washington” is described by Tucker as a “get-out-of-the-car-and-put-your-hands-on-the-rock sort of guide book,” packed with introductory geologic descriptions, color photographs and diagrams.

This special talk is being offered as a “Speaking of Maps” program, which are quarterly talks designed to highlight the use and value of maps in research, in teaching and learning, and in daily life. These talks are held in Western Libraries Map Collection, which is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday in Wilson Library 170.

For more information about the Map Collection or about this event, contact Dennis Matthews, WWU Map Collection manager, at (360) 650-3272 or Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu.

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