Area’s Karst Geology is April 19 topic for monthly speaker series at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library

Thursday, April 19, the public is invited to celebrate Earth Day (a little early) by learning about the unique layers of rock that have formed over the past 500 years beneath the landscape of the local area. In a presentation entitled “Disappearing Streams: Karst Geology of the Driftless Area,” Dr. Kelvin Rudolfo will talk about the area’s karst geology, which is marked by sinkholes, springs and shallow soils, and also by a vulnerability to pollution. Dr. Rudolfo is Professor Emeritus of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The free program is part of a monthly speaker series and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library, located at 515 Main Street in Lansing. The program will be preceded by a light supper at 5:30 p.m. with freewill offering.

Upcoming programs for the monthly speaker series at Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library include one each scheduled for May and June. The topic for the Thursday, May 17 presentation will be Zebulon Pike, and the Friday, June 22 topic will be Astronomy.
 

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