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Sense of Place: The Bonneville Landslide

Sense of Place: The Bonneville Landslide

October 11, 7pm
Hosted by Gorge Owned!
Tickets Available Here


Klickitat Native American legend tells of Tanmahawis, the Bridge of the Gods, and its origin. Stories tell of the ground shaking so violently that a slide was triggered causing the Columbia River to dam, creating a land bridge across the mighty Columbia. What triggered the slide? When did it happen? How long was the Columbia River a lake? How did the river recover? Could this happen again?

Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, October 11, as they welcome geologists Nick Zenter to help answer these questions through stories, field evidence, and by sharing some creative detective work by geologists over the last decade.

Nick Zentner has been teaching geology at Central Washington University since 1992. He teaches Geology of Washington courses, mentors effective teaching with graduate students, and advises most of the undergraduate geology majors at CWU. In 2015, Nick received the prestigious James Shea Award, a National Association of Geoscience Teachers award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science content to the general public.

  • October 11, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm



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Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • October 11, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm