Walks and Talks

Since the book's release in May of 2013, the authors have been responding to invitations all over the state to bring geology to the public. In addition to telling the science behind top nature destinations all over the state, there have been programs on geology's influence on the Civil War, Georgia's gold rush, the origin of mountain scenery, Atlanta's recreation spots, Fort Mountain, and FDR State Park/Warm Springs. If there is an opportunity for a geology walk, that is part of the program as well.

You can register for events simply by choosing "Join" at the event listing on Facebook, or by using the form on this page. Registering lets us know how many attendees to expect. We will try to give each attendee who has registered a COOL BILLION-year-old rock or other cool Georgia item.

In Spring 2014 a partnership began with Dr. Leslie Edwards, an author of Natural Communities of Georgia (U GA Press, 2013) to do talks and walks around the state on how the subjects ot the two books interconnect.

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Upcoming Events

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Following are programs currently scheduled by the authors of Roadside Geology of Georgia. Check with the hosting organization regarding any admission charges. For descriptions and pictures of events, visit the Facebook page.




(Witherspoon unless noted)

Saturday Nov. 14, 11:00 AM

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus

 Georgia’s Younger Half: the Diverse Geology and Natural Communities of Coastal Plain Georgia (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)
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Saturday Nov. 14, 2:00 PM

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

  Geology and Natural Communities Walk (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)
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Thursday Dec. 10, 12:30 PM

Elachee Nature Center, Gainesville

 Georgia’s Younger Half: the Diverse Geology and Natural Communities of Coastal Plain Georgia (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)


Saturday Apr. 9, 10:30 AM

Chatsworth-Murray County Library

 Fort Mountain Oddities: the Wall was the Last of Many


Saturday Apr. 9, 1:00 PM

Fort Mountain State Park (public event of Georgia Appalachian Trail Club)

  Geologist Walk: the Great Valley, the Boulder Field, and the Puzzle of the Wall