USU’s Science Unwrapped explores climate change of the past

LOGAN – Climate change is a hot topic of current interest but what do we know about climate change that occurred in the distant past? Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to the Science Unwrapped presentation “Records of Past Climate Change” Friday, Feb. 25, at Utah State University. Featured speaker is Tammy Rittenour, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Geology and director of the USU Luminescence Lab. Her talk takes participants on a journey in paleoclimatology, the study of climatic conditions in the geologic past. The presentation, hosted by USU’s College of Science, begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Admission is free and open to all. Following Rittenour’s talk, attendees are invited to bring their “mystery rocks” for identification by USU geologists. Participants will enjoy free refreshments along with a variety of hands-on activities in the ESLC atrium ranging from Pangaea puzzles and climatic maps to examination of tree rings and learning how geologic samples are collected. The presentation is part of Science Unwrapped’s Climate series, which continues through the spring. For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the www.usu.edu/science/unwrapped or view the Science Unwrapped at USU Facebook page.

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