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CREEC Series: Bill Witherspoon "Geology of Atlanta's Outdoor Recreation Areas"

  • 30 Apr 2016
  • 8:00 PM
  • CREEC, 8615 Barnwell Rd., Johns Creek GA


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This will be an outdoor event on the covered upper deck of the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center.  It is free and open to the public.  

Please register for the event.  

Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of the popular guide, Roadside Geology of Georgia, will explain Atlanta’s geology as seen in its parks.  In “Monadnocks, Rejuvenation, and Quartzite: the Geology of Atlanta's Outdoor Recreation Spots,” Witherspoon shows how Kennesaw, Panola, Arabia or Stone Mountain, Chattahoochee Palisades, Sweetwater Creek and Boat Rock Preserve have in common, and how their geology differs.  He'll explain how a quartzite ridge is different from a granite or gneiss monadnock, and why rushing streams and gorges highlight the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.    

Roadside Geology of Georgia is a full-color guide to Georgia’s natural wonders, explaining the science behind the scenery.  Dr. Witherspoon taught geology to K-12 students and their teachers for 17 years at DeKalb County Schools’ Fernbank Science Center, and co-authored the 2013 book with Dr. Pamela Gore of Georgia State University.

Note from Dr. Witherspoon:  Attendees who register for Roadside Geology of Georgia author events can pick up the COOL BILLION-year-old rock described at georgiarocks.us/corbin. Register at georgiarocks.us/events or “Join” in facebook.com/RoadsideGeologyGA/events.  Contact for information: Dr. Bill Witherspoon, bill@georgiarocks.us.

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service.



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