We’re big fans of the Volcano Views and Brews series put on by the Mount St. Helens Institute. They often invite experts to talk about geological aspects of the disastrous phenomenon of volcanic eruption.
Tonight’s talk is on our local volcano’s latest activity.
P.S. “Monument Scientist” is one of the coolest job titles ever…
The Mount St. Helens Institute presents Volcano Views and Brews June 16, 2009 Mount St. Helens Comes Back to Life! The 2004-2008 Eruption of Mount St. Helens with Peter Frenzen, Monument Scientist In 2004, after nearly two decades of quiescence, Mount St. Helens awoke to the surprise of most geologists. During this eruption, the lava dome of Mount St. Helens grew at an astounding rate. By 2008, Mount St. Helens returned to slumber. Come learn about this “dome-building event” and discuss the possibility of future eruptions at Mount St. Helens with the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Scientist, Peter Frenzen. Peter Frenzen began working at the Monument in 1987 where he now serves as where he serves as Monument Scientist and Public Affairs Officer. Peter has a talent for making the science occurring at Mount St. Helens accessible to the rest of us. He received an MS in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University in 1983 and a BS in Forest Management from the University of Washington in 1980. Sit, nurse a pint and learn something new every month at Volcano Views and Brews. Volcano Views and Brews is held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Lucky Labrador, 1945 NW Quimby in Portland, Oregon. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Food and beverages are available separately for purchase. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the speaker will begin at 7:00 pm. All ages are welcome. Space is limited so arrive early.