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Callan Bentley’s Geology Zoom
Sun, April 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RVF has been inspired by the pandemic to begin to share its knowledge of rocks, water, plants and animals through the zoom format. We held our first program with Chuck Bailey on March 21st. It was a great success with over 100 “zoomers” attending! Those participants were not disappointed as Chuck, head of geology at William & Mary, spoke in detail on the fascinating geological heritage of Nelson County. You can find a recording of that presentation on RVF’s YouTube channel HERE.
The RVF geology committee is at it again. Committee member Callan Bentley is Assistant Professor of Geology at PVCC, and he will be the host of another information-packed online geology zoom presentation on Sunday, April 11th at 3 pm. This presentation will review the past 1 billion years of local history. Diving deep into the geologic past, he will examine two major periods of mountain-building, making now-dismembered supercontinents, two episodes of rifting, breaking up those supercontinents and filling the space between their fragments with new ocean basins, and also periods of tectonic calm, when sediments akin to those of the modern Bahamas piled up gently on the edge of the North American continent.
While the direct link to join the Zoom is below, all participants are required to register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.