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Reminder: Continuing Education Class in March-Geology of National and SC Parks

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March 1, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Continuing Education Classes in March

Columbia, SC- The Lourie Center offers its March schedule for the Lourie Lectures courses and is now accepting registrations. Lourie Lectures continuing education courses provide engaging discourse for adults over 50. Taught by academics and content experts, topics explore the arts and humanities, science, culture and more. Satisfy your thirst for learning through these fun and informative weekly talks.

Beneath the Surface-Geology of National and SC Parks
Tuesdays 11 am
March 1/8/15/22

Discover the unique and special features that led to the preservation of U.S. lands for our national and state parks. We will start at the Grand Canyon (some of its rocks are a billion years old!), explore Yellowstone with its geysers, hydrothermal features, and spectacular waterfalls, then move on to Grand Teton National Park, made up of some of the continent's oldest rocks. We will then return home to study what is beneath the surface here in South Carolina-from Table Rock State Park to Congaree National Park to the coast, we will look at the geologic features that make South Carolina special.

Instructor Gwen Geidel is Distinguished Research Professor Emerita in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment at USC. She received her Geology PhD in 1982 and her JD in 1989 from USC. She has taught a variety of environmental and geology courses, including Geology of National Parks. Her research and legal interests revolve around environmental management of impacted lands.

March 2022 courses are offered in-person at the Lourie Center.
Each course meets once per week for four weeks.

• Lourie Center Full Fitness Members $10 per course
• Lourie Center Associate Members $20 per course
• Non-Members $30 per course

Bring a friend for FREE! The Lourie Lectures is offering a Guest Pass to each paid registrant for each course. Simply enter their name and email address at registration and they will be invited to attend the course as your guest.

Register Online at or call 803-779-1971 x 103.

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Register Online at or call 803-779-1971 x 103.

Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
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Stephanie Benjamin
(803) 779-1971 x103