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How ancient geology shapes modern life will be topic of free Lexington talk

By: - August 7, 2023 5:45 am

A rock climber gets an intimate view of Kentucky geology. (Photo courtesy of Beattyville/Lee County Tourism)

The powerful role of geologic forces in shaping our environment, natural resources and daily lives will be the focus of an Aug. 9 talk in Lexington.

State geologist Drew Andrews, acting director of the Kentucky Geological Survey, will discuss the ways geology affects lives more than most people realize. He will also give an overview of services offered by the Kentucky Geological Survey, according to a news release from the Kentucky Academy of Science.

The event starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Ave.

The event is open to the public. There is no admission charge. Attendees will have opportunities to purchase food and drink and are welcome to stay after the talk to enjoy the gathering of science enthusiasts. One guest will receive a door prize, a geology-themed coffee mug.

The event is sponsored by the Kentucky Academy of Science, the state’s largest science organization with more than 4,000 scientists, students, educators, and advocates working together to promote science in Kentucky.

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