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Graphic of karst geologic features

An Unseen World Beneath Our Feet: Caves, Sinkholes, and Springs
 
Dates: 04/03/2013
Time:  1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Rachel Carson Room
 
Summary: Soluble rock layers can be found beneath a quarter of the United States. They yield productive agricultural lands, drinking water, and some of the most beautiful and unique natural environments found in many of our national and state parks.
 
Fees: Free
 
Details:

Soluble rock layers can be found beneath a quarter of the United States. They yield productive agricultural lands, drinking water, and some of the most beautiful and unique natural environments found in many of our national and state parks. Randall Orndorff, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center will discuss the geology of these features and why cave environments are critical for ecosystem sustainability.

Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

Location - The Rachel Carson Room is located in the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior.

U.S. Department of the Interior 
1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240

 
Contact: Diana Ziegler
 
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
 
Phone: 202-208-4743
 
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