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02/05/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/05/2019 10:47

Dr. Richard Baker Presents Geology Of Big Bend National Park

News Release Date:
February 5, 2019

Contact:Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541

West Branch, Iowa- Dr. Richard Baker continues his series of lectures about geology in our national parks with a presentation about Big Bend National Park in Texas on Saturday, February 23. The lecture is free and last about one hour. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2 p.m.

Dr. Baker's 'Geology of the National Parks' lectures are offered in recognition of President Herbert Hoover's interests in geology and conservation. Dr. Baker is a professor emeritus in the Geoscience Department at University of Iowa. He completed his doctorate research at Yellowstone National Park. He has traveled to many of our national parks and has taught a course on them at the University of Iowa.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at or call (319) 643-2541.