Mon Nov 26, 2018: Marion and Keith on Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Photo by Keith Vaughan

At our next regular meeting, NSWFS members Keith Vaughan and Marion Sensen will talk about their visit to the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming, USA, in October 2015. The talk will be illustrated with photographs taken at that time.

The talk will discuss the natural history and natural wonders of the parks including mountains, rivers, waterfalls, thermal hot-spots, geysers and wildlife.

The Yellowstone NP sits over a vast caldera of thermal activity (thermal pools, springs and geysers), and is considered to be an active volcano which last erupted with tremendous force thousands of years ago.

The thermal pools and hot springs exhibit a wonderful array of colours that are created by unusual heat-loving microorganisms called “thermophiles” that thrive in the hot water conditions.

Major geological features of the park are the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its magnificent waterfalls, the Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Lake, and the Madison River.

The talk will end with photos of the magnificent Grand Teton mountain range at the southern part of this amazing natural treasure.”

It’s at 7:30 p.m. at the NS Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax on Monday, Nov 26, 2018.

All Welcome!

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