Conversations on the Natural Development of Utah's Canyon Country

02 May 2018 Published in News

Thursday, May 31, 2018

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Canyon Country Discovery Center
1117 N. Main St, Monticello, UT 84535


The Canyon Country Discovery Center will hold the second of their four-part discussion series on the Bears Ears Region on May 31 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at their facility in Monticello, Utah. The event, entitled “Conversations on the Natural Development of Utah's Canyon Country,” will focus on the astronomical, geological, and paleontological occurrences that created such an amazing place in Southeastern Utah. Speakers at the event on May 31 will be photographer and retired Associate Director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory Dr. Stephen Strom, Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah Dr. Cari Johnson, University of Utah graduate researcher Gabriela St. Pierre, and paleontologist and Director of the Museum of Moab Dr. John Foster.

This discussion will give attendees the long history of the area’s natural development. From the pre-atmospheric era where astrological events shaped the Earth to the present era, experts will discuss how and why the Bears Ears Region came to be the amazing place that it is today. Anyone interested in geology, paleontology, or simply why the land formations around this area are so amazing will enjoy the discussion. Support for this discussion series comes from Utah Humanities.

As background to these discussions, the Canyon Country Discovery Center will mount a multi-media exhibition comprising photographs of the Bears Ears and Canyon Country. The exhibition entitled “Views from a Sacred Land - Exploring Canyon Country and the Bears Ears Region” opens to the public April 27 and run through December 2018.