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Geologist Talks About Missoula Floods

Presentation at Discovery Center

Scott Burns, an award-winning geologist, will present an illustrated talk Sunday, July 20, at the Discovery Center called "Missoula Floods, an Incredible Story with examples from The Dalles area."

The presentation begins at 2 p.m. in the M.J. Murdock Theatre.

This is a great opportunity to see the Discovery Center's new Ice Age Exhibit and find out more about the cataclysmic Ice Age floods that helped shape the Columbia River Gorge.

Burns, a sixth-generation Oregonian, is a professor of geology at Portland State University. In his 38 years of teaching he has won many awards, including the George Hoffmann Award from PSU in 2007, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, and the Faculty Senate Chair Award at Louisiana Tech University in 1987. He was chosen a fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2004, as well as of the Kellogg National Fellowship Program from 1990-1993.

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