Humanists' Sunday Science program March 3 - Our Remarkable Geologic History, Part Two
The Central Colorado Humanists will present part two of the popular program on how epic geologic events of the past have shaped our local landscapes at the March 3 Sunday Science program at the Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Avenue. The presentation by local geologist Cindy Williams will begin with a brief geologic history of the area and then undertake a virtual tour of recognizable landmarks in Chaffee County and beyond, examining their ancient origins and geologic causes. Williams will review what geologic events in the distant past connect the Castles area and Triad Ridge near Tour Creek Pass, Buffalo Peaks, Mount Shaven and Mount Princeton and more. The question of whether Chaffee County was the site of a massive volcano will also be examined. Cindy Williams is board chair for the Central Colorado Conservancy and was named Woman of the Year by the Chaffee County Chamber of Commerce for her co-leadership of the Envision Chaffee County campaign for future planning and preserving the local environment. Williams has worked for 30 years in the international mining community and has a BSc and MSc in Economic Geology from Colorado State University.
She served a Vice President of Solutions and Innovation and Vice President of Business Opportunity Creation at Newmont Mining, the largest gold mining company in the world, and managed global exploration, innovation, technical services and energy functions in 13 countries. The program will begin at 10 a.m., and doors will open at 9:30 a.m. to insure the presentation can start promptly. A question and answer period will follow the program. CCH sponsors the Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Admission is free while donations to defer costs are always welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.