WrightED Spring 2024: The Wonders of Colorado’s Glacial Landscape
Presented by Dr. Vince Matthews // Held via Zoom
Glaciers as much as a half mile thick and 50 miles long stamped their imprint on Colorado’s landscape 20,000 years ago. They carved our mountains into the rugged topography that leaves the viewer awe-struck and provides clues about their nature which you will learn how to decipher. Also lurking in the glacial landscape are periglacial features that are active today and result from the cold temperatures in the high mountains. These features decorate the landscape in weird and wonderful ways.
Ouray is in the heart of glacial country. The goal of this course is for you to be able to view its spectacular setting and surrounds with new eyes, appreciation, and understanding. And further, to enhance your travels around Colorado whether by vehicle, bike, boat, or foot.
March 20 & 27, April 3
3 Sessions // Held via Zoom ONLY
Can't attend at 10am? Don't worry! All sessions are recorded and emailed for easy viewing on your own time.
Dr. Vince Matthews is the author of Land of Ice: Jaunts into Colorado’s Glacial Landscape which will be published in 2024. He is also the author of the multiple, award-winning book Messages in Stone: Colorado’s Colorful Geology. Vince taught at five universities during his career and retired as the State Geologist of Colorado and Director of the Colorado Geological Survey.