Walks and Talks

Since the book release party 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.

To find out how your group can host an author, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Register/RSVP for an event

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)

Thursday, January 8, 12:30 PM

Elachee Nature Center, Gainesville

Geology and Natural Communities of North Georgia (with Leslie Edwards)
Press Release


Thursday, January 8, 5:30 PM

University of North Georgia, Gainesville, Science Bldg., Rm. 173

Golddiggers, Generals, and Tightrope-Walkers: Three Georgia Geology Tales
Press Release


Saturday, January 24, 2:00 PM

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Geology Walk
Press Release


Saturday, January 24, 3:30 PM

Tallulah Gorge State Park

River Rivalries: the Battle That Made Georgia Mountain Scenery
Press Release


Thu./Fri. Feb. 5-6

Georgia Science Teachers Association Conference, Centreplex, Macon

Earth Hazards as a Learning Tool (with Pamela Gore)


Saturday, March 21

Chattanooga and Dayton, TN

Geological Society of America field trip for teachers: The Scopes Trial and Geological Evidence around Dayton, TN (with Don Byerly and Michael Gibson)


Saturday, April 11, 11:00 AM

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus

Geology and Natural Communities: Contrasts across the Fall Line (with Leslie Edwards)


Saturday, April 11, 2:00 PM

Providence Canyon State Natural Area

Natural Communities and Geology Walk (with Leslie Edwards)


Saturday, April 18

Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

Natural Communities and Geology Talk and Walk (with Leslie Edwards)


Saturday, May 2


Georgia Botanical Society (with Leslie Edwards)