LifeLong Learning Program- "Everything You Wanted to Know About Volcanoes (but had not ever bothered to ask)”
Ever wonder what makes some volcanoes erupt incandescent rivers of lava, when others explode catastrophically, propelling ash around the planet? We'll explore the science behind volcanic eruptions, the hazards they pose, and how we (try to) predict their behavior. We may even make our own (mini)-volcanoes. It will be a blast!
Presenter: Professor Karen Harpp is a geochemist and volcanologist in the Geology Department at Colgate University. She has studied volcanoes in such places as the Galapagos Islands, Iceland, Japan, Ecuador, and on the ocean floor, and she teaches courses including Volcanology, Analytical Geochemistry, Design Thinking, and the Advent of the Atomic Bomb.
Thursday, May 20 at 2:30pm to 4:00pmVirtual Event