Roadside Geology of the Island of Hawai‘i: Three Interesting Explorations

September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo HI 96720
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Local college students study one of many outcrops on the Waipi‘o Valley Road. Photo courtesy Rick Hazlett

Evening Presentation:

Spectacular as they were (and are), there is so much more to the geology of our Islands than the volcanic eruptions which have created them.  This presentation unearths three fascinating, little-discussed geological situations on Hawai‘i Island:  what they are, what they tell us, and how you yourself can explore them!  The line-up includes Waipi‘o Valley and the Kohala Coast … the northward movement of the Wailuku River channel in Hilo … and the “migrating” east rift zone of Kīlauea.  Each vignette is illuminated with cartoon drawings, photos, and interpretations that will help you observe Hawaiian landscapes with renewed appreciation for what geologists are learning about them.  Join UH-Hilo geology faculty Dr. Richard Hazlett, Dr. Cheryl Gansecki, and Dr. Steven Lundblad—co-authors of a forthcoming revision of the now-classic Roadside Geology of Hawai‘i—on your choice of two occasions:  Monday evening, September 30, or the following afternoon, October 1.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!