Bird’s Eye View: Living With Volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest
What distinguishes the Pacific Northwest from other regions in the United States? It’s our active volcanoes! Take a bird’s eye view and learn about how volcanoes create and shape the landscape in the active volcanic Cascades Range. Become acquainted with types of eruptions that are common in the Cascades and the mark that these eruptions leave on the landscape.
Join Gina Roberti for an interactive presentation which will provide you the tools to observe and understand how volcanoes shape the landscape and result in dynamic and diverse habitat for birds.
Using satellite images and aerial photography, we will make observations of the major stratovolcanoes of the Cascades range and learn what to observe in the rock record that gives evidence of past eruptive processes. We will learn why the volcanoes in the Cascades produce certain types of landforms and distinct disturbance zones. Finally, we will discuss how birds make a home in these volcanic landscapes. Bring your questions and curiosities!
This course is part of a three-part series about birds and volcanoes presented by Gina Roberti from the Mount St. Helens Institute.