Caves, Stones, and Cones

March 21, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Ends: March 21, 2023 6:30 p.m.

WVU’s Watts Museum invites you to attend:CAVES, STONES, AND CONES!Come enjoy tasty ice cream and two presentations as part of our “Mineral Matters” exhibition at the Watts Museum:“From the Blue Ridge to the Appalachian Plateaus: The Roadside Geology of West Virginia”Dr. Joseph Lebold, Associate Professor of Geology, WVUChristopher Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Music History, WVU“The Transformative Power of Caves and Karst: Lessons from Puerto Rico”Dr. Maria Perez, Associate Professor of Geography, WVUWHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 5:00PM – 6:30PMWHERE: Mineral Resources Building Atrium, Evansdale Campus, WVUThe Watts Museum’s current exhibition, “Mineral Matters: Artmaking and West Virginia’s Mineral Resources,” will be open until 7:00PM. This event is free and open to the public.ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:A specialist in Paleoecology, Paleontology, and Regional Geology, Dr. Joseph Lebold teaches geology at WVU, including a popular course on the geology of West Virginia. In the book “Roadside Geology of West Virginia,” Lebold and co-author Christopher Wilkinson explore iconic and unusual geologic features along Mountain State roadways.Christopher Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Music History at WVU, served on the faculty of the School of Music from 1976 to 2013. He taught courses on western music, including African-American music (primarily jazz history) and the work of classical composers.A cultural anthropologist by training, Dr. Maria Perez investigates the historical context of scientific practice as a cultural activity. Her research looks at cave science and exploration to examine topics such as identity, place, emotion, and value: How do places become meaningful? Why do we love some places more than others? How do we come to value—beyond economic considerations—places that are hidden or removed from our everyday lives?

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Mineral Resources Building, Evansdale Campus, WVU
Mineral Resources Building, Evansdale Drive, Morgantown, WV, USA

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