CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery

Geology of Oregon’s South Coast

Ron Metzger will start with a short descriptive background on plate tectonics.  From there, we’ll see world class geology displayed in Coos County shaped by tectonics and coastal processes, from the dune fields to waterfalls and a spectacular display of missing time.  We’ll also touch on the Cascadia Subduction Zone – and other plate activity and earthquakes in our neighborhood.   You will have a chance to see fossils and rocks collected locally.  Most importantly, you’ll have a chance to ask questions about what you’ve seen…and what you should see that’s geologically “cool” in the Coos and beyond!

Ron Metzger earned a bachelor’s degree with Honors from St. Lawrence University, and masters and doctoral degrees in Paleontology from the University of Iowa. He has been a member of the Southwestern Oregon Community College faculty since the fall of 1996.  At SWOCC he has served as Faculty Senate Chair and is the Faculty ex-officio on the College Foundation Board.  One of Ron’s most significant local contributions has been the development of the geology lecture series that has brought prominent scientists to the college to present free lectures on cutting edge topics to students and the community since 2000.   Ron also serves on the Jefferson Public Radio Foundation Board and recently retired from the Board of the Oregon Coast Music Festival after 20 years.

Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free

First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.

All events subject to change.