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Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins Presentation coming to Legion Hall in Slocan

By Contributor
August 14th, 2016

Lesley Anderton’s presentation of The Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay Basins” is coming to the Legion Hall in the Village of Slocan Saturday (August 20) beginning at noon.

There will be an opening by Marilyn James, Matriarch, Sinixt Nation and an educational visual slide presentation, concluding with a field trip to the Slocan River, where Slocan Lake drains into the river.

Everyone welcome and tourists, in particular can learn the amazing geological history of this area of British Columbia.

Rock climbers will also be interested in the information about the rocks in this area.
The presentation teaches the geological history going back millions of years, which includes the formation of continents and in particular it teaches about the various rock formations and mountains in the area. It explains what these rocks tell us about the history of the mountains, water and land formations.

This presentation deepens our connection to this place and our knowledge of the landscapes that surrounds us, supports our survival, and provides a significant portion of hydroelectric power to the rest of the Province.
Anderton, a retired Instructor from Selkirk College. Ms. Anderton grew up in Lancashire in the north of England where she came to love the outdoors.

Having gained a BA (Hons) degree in Geology and Geography from Keele, she won a Commonwealth Scholarship to study at UBC. After completing her master’s degree with a thesis entitled ‘The Quaternary Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Lower Thompson Valley’ she returned to work in England at Malham Tarn Field Centre in the Yorkshire Dales.

In 1969 Anderton began her 35 year career at Selkirk College, where she taught first and second year geology and geography courses and developed the ‘Geology, Landforms and Soils’ course for renewable resources technology students. In addition she developed a first year Environmental Science Course for non-science majors.

In the summers she frequently worked on terrain analysis mapping with Dr June Ryder. Some of you may recall Dr. June Ryder  from her work locally, “Geological Hazards of the Perry Ridge Benchlands”and her grave concerns about several aspects of the potential effects of logging the Perry Ridge uplands

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