Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Piedmont Community College
Earth’s Climate: Present, Past, & Future
Many of us are concerned about climate change and no longer need to be convinced that it is real. But we can always learn something new about the study of climate and its changes and impacts on Earth’s ecosystems. This workshop will focus on climate changes at different periods of time, and how it might relate to our current climate and inform our thoughts about today’s changes.
Our speakers this year will cover more than 50 million years of Earth’s climate history. From the present state of our coastal ecosystems, to climate perturbations during the historic period, to the glacial ages and their influence on eastern forests, and finally to the fossil record far in the past, we will explore environmental changes in our world.
Enjoy a day with knowledgeable speakers, and find out how both the present and the past can inform our understanding of climate and climate change.
Directions: From I-64 take exit 121 and head south on Rt. 20, Scottsville Road. Turn right on College Drive. Follow College Drive, continuing straight at the traffic circle. The destination will be on the right.
Our venue is the V. Earl Dickinson Building Theater.
There is also a different building called Dickinson Center on the campus.
Morning refreshments and coffee provided. Please bring your lunch.