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Lunchtime Discovery: North Carolina Geology ROCKS!

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Blue sky and clouds over Pilot Mountain with fall foliage.

Amy Pitts, P.G., Senior Geologist for Education and Outreach, North Carolina Geological Survey

The land we now call North Carolina has been the birthplace of majestic mountain chains, has been deformed by colliding volcanoes and has seen the birth and death of oceans. Billions of years of geologic history has led to the formation of iconic and beautiful landforms such as Linville Falls, Pilot Mountain (which is, in fact, not an ancient volcano!) and the tallest living sand dune system on the Atlantic coast. Join Professional Geologist Amy Pitts as she takes you on a geologic history tour of some of our state’s most recognizable landforms, from the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains and places in between.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Coordinator of Current Science Programs Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


September 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith