Geologist Gretchen Hurley delivers a lecture titled “Whispers in the Rock: Geological Stories from Northwest Wyoming Strata” through the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Draper Museum of Natural History Lunchtime Expedition Series, 12:15 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2012.
Hurley’s talk provides a scientific and artistic perspective on the interplay of nature, geology, scenic beauty, and health in the Bighorn Basin and surrounding mountains. The lecture takes place in the Coe Auditorium at the Historical Center and is free to the public.
In her lecture, Hurley discusses some of the lesser-known aspects of the geology and natural history of the Bighorn Basin and surrounding mountains. The geology of this region, and the history conveyed by the area’s rocks and strata are of profound importance both locally, and to the world at large.
Hurley is the geologist for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody field office, and she owns an independent consulting firm, Hurley Geological Consulting.
The popular natural history Lunchtime Expedition lecture series takes place the first Thursday of each month and is always free to the public. The Center’s Eatery serves a lunch special in conjunction with each presentation for those who wish to eat before or after the program. For further information on the series and other Draper Museum of Natural History programming, click here.
Since 1917, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone—into the rich panorama that is the American West.