Join us at the Science Pub on Monday, April 30 at 7:00pm for:
Mount St. Helens: A Landscape of Amazing Destruction and Renewal
with Peter Frenzen, Monument Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
The May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens leveled more than 150-square miles of forest and captured the imagination of volcano enthusiasts around the world. The area around the volcano has become an important laboratory for understanding volcanic processes and how ecosystems respond to large-scale disturbance. Peter Frenzen will describe 26-years of landscape change and major lessons learned at one of nature's youngest and most accessible volcanoes. Repeat photographs will reveal amazing changes that have taken place in a matter of minutes, over decades, and during two-years of continuous eruptive activity.
Peter Frenzen is Monument Scientist and Public Affairs Officer for the USDA Forest Service, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. He has been observing plant succession and landscape change near the volcano since the fall of 1980. Peter is an advocate for science education reform and conveying the excitement of scientific discovery in the classroom and in the field. He received an MS in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University in 1983 and a BS in Forest Management from the University of Washington in 1980.
When: Monday, April 30
Presentation begins at 7:00pm and will last around 1.5 to 2 hours. Come early if you want to order food and drinks!
Where: bridgeport brewpub + bakery, 1313 NW Marshall, Portland, OR http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/
Just what is the Science Pub anyway?
The Science Pub http://www.omsi.edu/education/adults/ is a monthly event where you can find out about advances in science and technology from leading researchers and scientists, all while enjoying food and beverages. Don't expect a remote speaker behind a distant podium. Instead, experience the informal atmosphere where you can interact with the expert and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required; just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
The Science Pub is open to anyone and everyone, no RSVP is necessary. Please feel free to pass this on to your friends and colleagues, and we hope to see you there!
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Added by Science Pub on March 29, 2007