The Geoscience Department Earth Talks Speaker Series will host Tim Weisbrod to present “Using Geology to Help Get Conservation on the Ground: Examples of Applied Geologic Investigations being conducted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service” at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Science Laboratory Center Auditorium, room 120.
Weisbrod will talk about the use of Applied Geologic Investigations to help in the proper installation of conservation practices with examples highlighting the use of technologies and techniques taught in geology programs. Weisbrod will also highlight field based investigation techniques such as the use of geophysics and logging of sediment and rock for engineering purposes.
Weisbrod graduated from WSU in 2003 and is now a State Geologist in Minnesota and Wisconsin where he conducts geologic investigations in a wide variety of settings. Prior to his current position, Weisbrod served as an Environmental Specialist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture Land Stewardship working with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service where he served as a Soil Conservation Technician.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Earth Talks series serves as a forum through which experts from academia, government and the private sector, as well as WSU students and faculty, share their experiences and research results with the WSU geoscience community. The series also provides a venue for discussions of professional, educational, employment issues related to geology, natural resources, Earth science teaching, and other related disciplines.
For more information, contact Stephen Allard at SAllard@winona.edu.