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National Park Talks Series: White Sands

Dr. Tammie L. Gerke, associate teaching professor in geology at Miami University, will share the geology and other interesting information about each national park. Get your questions answered and participate in a lively discussion on these national treasures. 
This event is free; registration is not required. The link to access each talk will be posted to the Gardner-Harvey Library calendar prior to the event.

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The link to access the session with Dr. Gerke will be posted to the Gardner-Harvey Library calendar prior to the event. See the calendar entry for November 18 at

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm

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Liz Ann Martin

Liz Ann Martin left a positive review 11/17/2020

Dr. Gerke's White Sands National Park Talk was as interesting, educational, and entertaining as I've come to expect and appreciate. In this talk, we learned the geology of not only the park, but the entire regional area in south central New Mexico. I enjoyed learning about the different types of sand dune formations, as well as the vast amount of gypsum that is a major land mass component in White Sands. As always, Dr. Gerke shows landscape and native animal species photos, including extinct species whose fossils are abundant in the park. Early human footprints tell a story of human inhabitation and migration in and through White Sands National Park.