UW Geological Science Professor headlines Brown Bag Lecture

In honor of Earth Month: Peter D. Ward,a paleontologist and professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington, will talk at 12:30 p.m., April 11 at Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theater.

Ward specializes in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event (the one that killed the dinosaurs), the Permian-Triassic extinction event, and mass extinctions in general. He was elected as a fellow of the California Academy of Science in 1984 and has been nominated for the Schuchert Medal, an award of the Paleontological Society.

Ward has written many books including Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future and The Flooded Earth: Our Future In a World Without Ice Caps.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Ward’s presentation is part of the Edmonds Community College’s Brown Bag Lecture series.

For more information call 425-640-1581 or see http://www.edcc.edu/lectures/.

 

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