Nan Evans of KPTZ and geologist Marcia Bjornerud (Lawerence University, Wisconsin) discuss how thinking about time like a geologist can help save the world. This interview is in advance of Marcia’s hour-long lecture for the Quimper Geological Society on Sat. Dec. 10 at 4 pm (use the QGS link to hear the free public lecture).
The interview is for Nature Now, a weekly radio broadcast on KPTZ 91.9 MHz. :
Wed. Dec. 7th Show: Timefulness—How thinking like a geologist can help save the World. The show will be broadcast three times, it will be a nice preview to the lecture (Dec. 10).
Dec. 7 (Wed.) at 12:30 PM, Dec. 8 (Thur.) at 5:30 PM, Dec. 10 (Sat.) at 12:30 PM
The recorded broadcast will be available later on KPTZ’s Nature Now page.
Hi, I’m Carolyn Driedger, a Hydrologist and Outreach Coordinator at the U.S. Geological Survey in Vancouver Washington. My science career began with research on glaciers and glacier-related hazards principally at Cascade Range volcanoes, and at Columbia Glacier Alaska. I witnessed the May 18, 1980 catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens and participated in the initial news media response. This event set the course for several fascinating projects that crossed science disciplines, and it provided me with a front-row seat for observation and reflection upon the role of scientists in society. I’ve learned that scientists must use the same degree of creativity and care with public communication that they use with scientific endeavors. Now, as CVO’s Outreach Coordinator, I work in partnership with public officials, emergency planners, media, park interpreters, and educators to advance the cause of eruption preparedness. Some earlier career choices have informed my current work, including several years of teaching in a US public school and private school in Kathmandu Nepal, and working for the National Park Service.
Marli Miller received her BSc in geology from Colorado College, then completed her MSc and PhD in structural geology at the University of Washington in the early 80’s. She currently is a tenured Senior Instructor and Researcher in the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where she maintains the website: geologypics.com. This site offers free downloads of more than 4,500 of her searchable geology photographs. In addition, she is a prolific writer.
She is the author of Roadside Geology of Oregon, 2nd Edition, and the Roadside Geology of Washington, 2nd Edition, which she wrote with Darrel Cowan of UW. Most recently, she created “Oregon Rocks! A guide to 60 amazing geologic sites.”