- Dinner starts at 7:00 pm.
- The evening's presentation begins around 7:45.
- Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
- The capacity of the venue is 80 people.
- We expect a turnout of around 60% of day-of RSVPs.
- There is a $3 contribution requested from non-students.
Roadside Geology: Turning Them on to Science at Georgia's Outdoor Attractions
Dr. Pamela J. W. Gore, Professor of Geology
Georgia Perimeter College
Bill Witherspoon, PhD, Geologist
Fernbank Science Center
Millions of Georgians have marveled at natural attractions such as Tallulah Gorge, Amicalola Falls, Jekyll Island, and Cloudland Canyon, and so are primed to learn about Earth science. Roadside Geology of Georgia authors Dr. Pamela Gore of Georgia Perimeter College and Dr. Bill Witherspoon of Fernbank Science Center will share some of the science gems of Georgia's favorite places and reflect on how a geology guide for the public is building awareness of how Earth works.
About Our Presenters
Pamela J. W. Gore, Professor of Geology at Georgia Perimeter College, part of the University System of Georgia, has taught Geology in Georgia nearly 30 years. She has served as President of the Georgia Geological Society, and has been Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Southeastern Section for more than 10 years. She received her PhD in Geology from George Washington University in Washington, DC, where her dissertation was on the sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology of Triassic basins. She has also done graduate research on the Piedmont in Maryland.
William (Bill) Witherspoon has taught K-12 students and their teachers for over 15 years at Fernbank Science Center, part of the DeKalb County (GA) School System. He was named Georgia Outstanding Earth Science Teacher in 2007 by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. He has worked in the petroleum industry and taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His PhD topic at the University of Tennessee was the structural geology of the Blue Ridge Thrust Front in Tennessee.