SOP: The Bonneville Landslide, A Bridge of the Gods

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Klickitat Native American legend tells of Tanmahawis, the Bridge of the Gods, and its origin. Stories tell of the ground shaking so violently that a slide was triggered causing the Columbia River to dam, creating a land bridge across the mighty Columbia. What triggered the slide? When did it happen? How long was the Columbia River a lake? How did the river recover? Will this happen again? Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, October 11, at Columbia Center for the Arts as we welcome geologists Nick Zenter to help answer these questions through stories, field evidence and by sharing some creative detective work by geologists over the last decade.

Nick Zentner has been teaching geology at Central Washington University since 1992. He teaches Geology of Washington courses, mentors effective teaching with graduate students, and advises most of the undergraduate geology majors at CWU. In 2015, Nick received the prestigious James Shea Award, a National Association of Geoscience Teachers award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science content to the general public.

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GO Sense of Place
When – Wednesday, October 11, 7PM
Where – Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Admission – Pay what you can; $10 suggested donation
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October 11 2017


Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbia Center for the Arts

215 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR 97031 United States

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