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Ancient Landscapes of the American Southwest
April 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The American Southwest is world-renown for its colorful, modern landscape, but you’ll be amazed to learn what it used to look like. The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, the Superstition Mountains, and the Petrified Forest hold clues to the fascinating story of how the Southwest was once the site of tropical seas, Sahara-like deserts, coastlines stalked by huge dinosaurs, and rivers that once flowed toward the Rocky Mountains. These long-lost and surprising scenes from the past come alive as audiences travel back in time.
Wayne Ranney is a world-renowned geologist and public speaker who travels the globe bringing the stories of Earth’s landscapes to life. He has lectured on all seven of the Earth’s continents and is the author of eight books, including Carving Grand Canyon, Sedona Through Time, and Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. Ranney seeks to inspire and educate the public about Earth’s geologic history and its fascinating evolution.