Programs & Events

Science Saturday: A Look at Carolina Bays

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Science Talks
Date: 
Jun. 1, 2013 | Saturday, 11:00am
Requirements: 
Ages 12 and older
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - Windows on the World
Fee: 
Free

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A Look at Carolina Bays in Southeastern North Carolina

Lee Phillips, Associate Professor of Geology, 
Department of Geology and Geography, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Phillips will discuss Carolina Bays, especially those in southeastern NC.  The presentation will include a description of different bay-types in the region, and will focus on the geological characteristics and age of the sand rim at Jones Lake in Bladen County.  He will discuss how climate changes have influenced the formation of these mysterious landforms.