Sat, Aug 20|
Tim Elam: Geology of the Sierra Nevada
Join geologist Tim Elam as he uses graphics, animations and photos to present an overview of the geologic features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Time & Location
Aug 20, 2022, 1:30 PM
Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
About the Event
GEOLOGY OF THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
AUGUST 20, 2022
With geologist Tim Elam
The Sierra Nevada Mountains are a 400-mile long chain of uplands and associated foothills and valleys that form the backbone of California. Stunningly beautiful places such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, and other Sierra locations are recognizable to nearly everyone. Kern County’s Tehachapi Mountains are uplands at the southern end of the Sierras.
Sierra Nevada mountains resulted from dynamic geologic activities such as collision of the Earth’s crustal plates that occurred over millions of years. The Sierra’s varied rock types, landforms, and mineral wealth are a testament to plate tectonics, erosion, volcanism, glaciation, uplift, earthquakes, faulting, hot springs, etc.
Join geologist Tim Elam as he presents an overview of the geologic features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These features will be explained using graphics, animations, and photos.
A short discussion of the California Gold Rush will be included. Questions and discussion are encouraged. No geologic background is necessary to enjoy the event.
There will be no extra charge for attending this event…just the normal Museum entrance fee.