Geology of Central Oregon: New Insights on the Tectonic Forces Shaping Oregon’s Landscapes

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The volcanic landscapes of central Oregon have been shaped by tectonic forces that are active on a global scale. In central Oregon, these forces interact to create a geologically diverse region of snow-covered volcanic peaks, landscapes created by faults, and some of the largest volcanic eruptions on earth. In this presentation, Dr. Daniele McKay, geologist and instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon, will explore recent geologic research that has changed our understanding of central Oregon landscapes. Dr. Daniele McKay lives in Bend, Oregon and teaches online geology courses throughout the academic year, and field courses in central Oregon during the summer. She has worked on natural hazard preparedness and mitigation in central Oregon. Join the Sisters Science Club for this final presentation of the 2023-2024 Frontiers in Science lecture series. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with light fare, beer, and wine available for purchase. Admission is $5 at the door; teachers and students are admitted free.

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