Geology of Iowa


Two Sessions: October 3, 10

Time: Tuesdays, 6–7:30 PM

Location: Upper Iowa University, WDM

Cost: $18

Class Limit: 24


Oceans, fossils, glaciers and meteorites have all left marks on Iowa’s geology. This course will explore the effects of these natural forces from the perspective of a rock hound who is also a scientist. Participants will learn how to identify signs of the forces that formed our state, as well as where to discover geological formations and other remainders of these forces.


Instructor Morris Mason studied physics and math as an undergraduate and has a master’s degree in science education. He taught for many years, including as Planetarium Educator at the Science Center of Iowa. Morris is a member of the Central Iowa Mineral Society and a well-known rock hound and presenter.

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