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Walk & Talk Series: Geology in the Park with Bill Witherspoon

  • 22 Mar 2020
  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • 1


(depends on selected options)

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Geology in the Park with Bill Witherspoon
Sunday Afternoon, Mar 22
CPC Members Only - SOLD OUT!


Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, takes us to some geologic wonders. Walk to one of the metro-area’s largest natural rock faces exposing our most typical rock type, biotite gneiss. Along the trail are outcrops of the tough rock, quartzite, which is responsible for the impressive depth and steep walls of Chattahoochee Palisades gorge. At the top of the Palisades, overlooking Devil’s Racecourse Shoals, the power of the Chattahoochee is impressive. The two-mile, moderate walk has steep up-hill climbs. Ages 10 and up. No dogs, please. Limit: 20.

Guide: Dr. Witherspoon taught geology to K-12 students and their teachers for 17 years at DeKalb County Schools’ Fernbank Science Center. Dr. Bill Witherspoon and Dr. Pamela Gore co-authored the popular guide, Roadside Geology of Georgia, a full-color volume on Georgia's wonders, from the coast to the mountains: landscapes, rocks, minerals, fossils, and the human stories geology has shaped. (www.georgiarocks.us, www.facebook.com/RoadsideGeologyGA/)

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