Virtual Geology Fieldtrips offered

My friend David B. Williams in Seattle is hosting virtual geology field trips. If you read

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Chapter 14 is a tour of  Seattle building stone

chapter 14 in my book, Geology Underfoot in Western Washington, you will love the ‘Stories in Stone’ tour. My chapter was inspired by David’s downtown Seattle Urban Geology tour.

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Through the Seattle Architectural Foundation, David is offering Stories in Stone (June 10)- Most people do not think of looking for geology from the sidewalks they travel, but for the intrepid geologist any good rock can tell a fascinating story. On this virtual walk, which incorporates illustrations and photographs, you will explore a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics, from 3.5-billion-year-old gneiss to 120,000 years old travertine; fossils the size of cinnamon rolls, and rock used by the Romans to build the Colosseum. In this tour of Seattle building stone, David will discuss history, transportation, and architecture to give you a new way to appreciate urban geology. Plus, you’ll even be able to “visit” a couple of quarries and see where the stone originates. $5/person

Through Airbnb David is offering The Secrets of Seattle’s Disappearing Hills (Multiple dates) [Mondays and Thursdays in June- dt]- On this virtual walk you will explore Seattle’s most famous land alteration project: the complete removal of a hill in the downtown area. Through a series of illustrations and maps and historic photos, we’ll virtually cover about 1.5 miles circumnavigating the old hill in the area known as the Denny Regrade, where Amazon’s campus is now located. Along the walk, we’ll learn about how and why early Seattleites undertook this audacious and ambitious project, which they completed between 1897 and 1930. We’ll also see clues in the landscape that allow you to visualize Denny Hill as well as see historic images to better understand the story. $7/person
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Chuckanut Fm. sandstone forms the vertical columns on the Pioneer Building in Seattle. Photo copyright Dave Tucker.

2 Responses

  1. Always nice to see your posts, Dave. Your fans might enjoy my Backyard Geology Livestreams on my YouTube Channel. Free and open to all. I’ve been doing 5 per week since mid March!

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