Professor Wittkop to discuss Geology of MN River Valley at Rasmussen Woods
- The event is free and open to the public
MANKATO, MINN. — Geology professor Chad Wittkop will speak at the Friends of Minneopa meeting Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at Rasmussen Woods Nature Center, 555 Stoltzman Road, Mankato.
Did you ever wonder how the mound at Sibley Park was formed? Did you know that Indian Creek that flows through Rasmussen Woods Park used to be the Le Sueur River 10,000 years ago? Find out about these and other facts on the geologic history of our area rivers and ask all those questions you have been saving up all these years.
Dr. Wittkop’s has teaching and research interests in sedimentary geology and Earth surface processes. His research integrates techniques from sedimentology, geologic mapping, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) analysis, and geochemistry.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Friends of Minneopa is a nonprofit, volunteer organization of citizens strives to preserve, manage and promote the resources of this state park. For more information on this group, http://mrbdc.mnsu.edu/sites/mrbdc.mnsu.edu/files/public/org/fom/index.html
Information is also available by calling Scott Kudelka, Minneopa area naturalist, at 507-384-8890.