MMNS Events

Lecture: "The Roadside Geology of Mississippi"

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Time: Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at .


SPEAKERS: Dr. Stan Galicki, Professor, Millsaps College, Geosciences and Dr. Darrel Schmitz, Professor, Geology, MSU

The geology of Mississippi was created over millions of years, but the research and writing of the book only took a decade!

Mississippi has been smashed together, torn apart, inundated by oceans, and weathered and eroded, yet clues in the rock record enable its history to be interpreted.

In their book, Roadside Geology of Mississippi, geoscientists Stan Galicki and Darrel Schmitz unearth the state’s deeply buried stories in 63 road logs that traverse the entire state, from the Gulf Coast to the state’s highest point (807 feet!) in the northeast corner. 

They'll discuss challenges related to logistics, technology, and the state’s surface geology they encountered while writing the Roadside Geology of Mississippi. Books will be available for purchase and authors will sign copies.

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