Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science April 7

Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science press release for Sunday, Apr. 7, 2024:

“Iceland then and now: Living with Ice, Fire and a Changing Climate” will be the topic of the Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program for Sunday, April 7. Dr. Astrid Ogilvie’s

presentation will address Iceland's history and environment. The program begins at 10 a. m. at the Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett St., Salida, CO.

At 16 million years of age, the island of Iceland is comparatively young, geologically speaking and remained unsettled until colonists arrived in the late ninth century from Scandinavia and the British Isles. As the island was created by volcanic activity, Dr. Ogilvie will emphasize its volcanic history leading up to the recent events on the Reykjanes peninsula in the southwest of the country. 


Dr. Ogilvie earned her PhD at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK in 1982. She is a Research Professor at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado and holds teaching and research positions in several other institutions.

Dr. Ogilvie has an abiding interest in the broader issues of climatic change, the environmental humanities and current Arctic issues. Her overarching career goal is to build bridges between the social and natural sciences in order to foster interdisciplinary cross-fertilization. Toward that end, her multiple areas of research have focused on the North Atlantic environs.

Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science on the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic that is understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. The doors open at 9:30 a. m. and the talk begins promptly at 10 a. m. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. Please join us.

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