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Rising rivers, extreme temperatures, long term drought. Is this considered Climate Change? 

Eagle Creek Fire 2017

Join Steve Carlson, a Northwest native and a retired professor of geology, for a one-day workshop exploring the scientific facts of changing weather and climate pattern of the Cascades and how it may affect our area.  Families are welcome and the workshop is appropriate for middle school age kids to adults. The workshop is from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, April 21 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.  The morning session will run from 10 am – 12 pm with the afternoon session 1 pm – 3 pm.

Tickets for this workshop are $25. Pre-Registration is required by Thursday, April 19.  Lunch from  Basalt Rock Cafe Spring Menu is available or bring your own lunch to enjoy on our grounds.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. Please make reservations ASAP.

Class Highlights

Most climate scientists are forecasting that a heating planet will produce more frequent and more intense weather events, but some independent climate experts disagree. Learn how the atmosphere and hydrosphere work by uncovering the fundamental principles of meteorology and oceanography change.

  • Part 1 –  Severe Storms
  • Part 2 – Moisture in the Atmosphere
  • Part 3 – Atmospheric and Oceanographic Pressure systems
  • Part 4 – The global water cycle and its effect on climate change

This is our second Earth Science Rocks! series.  Our next event May 19th,  is a field trip focusing on Climate Change on site here in the Columbia Gorge Region.

Steve Carlson

Steve Carlson, a Northwest native and a retired professor of Earth Science works with the Discovery Center as an excursion leader. Carlson is enthusiastic, informed, and will bring new understanding to the beauty of our geologic environment.

He has worked over 30 years as an educational consultant with NOAA, AMS, and the National Weather Service.  He has taught weather and climate classes to teachers during that time.