Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saturday -- May 2, 2015 -- USGS-CVO Open House

You are invited to the 
USGS-Cascades Volcano Observatory 
Open House on Saturday, May 2
May 18th marks the 35th anniversary of the 
eruption of Mount St. Helens.
In commemoration, 
the U.S. Geological Survey–Cascades Volcano Observatory
opens its doors to the news media and public on
Saturday, May 2, 2015 (10:00 a.m -- 5:00 p.m.)
for a one-day open house.

    Visitors can talk to volcanologists about their research, learn about the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, and watch videos of the changes that have occurred inside the crater over the past 35 years.
    Scientists will demonstrate monitoring equipment such as thermal imaging, earthquake detection, and how to track ground deformation by satellite.
    See what a remote volcano monitoring station looks like and watch a scientific “spider” do its job.
    A robotic arm will be operating in the sediment laboratory and scientists will be on hand to talk about how they collect and process sediments, and how rivers respond to dam removal.     Learn more about landslides and volcanic hazards including whether or not you live in a hazard zone.
    There will be hands-on science activities and you can have your picture taken in front of a green screen that places you in the crater of an exploding volcano.  Continuing a USGS–CVO open house tradition, visitors are invited to bring their mystery rock to be identified by a geologist.

        What:         Open House at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
        When:        Saturday May 2, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
        Where:       1300 SE Cardinal Ct., Building 10, Suite 100, Vancouver, WA 98683
                        (located on the east side of Vancouver, WA, in the Columbia Tech Park)

Liz Westby, Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey-Cascades Volcano Observatory
1300 SE Cardinal Court  Building 10    Suite 100
Vancouver, WA   98683
 35th Year Anniversary of Mount Saint Helens' 1980 Eruption 
-- Coming Soon --
(to a volcano near you) 
May 18, 2015
 [MSH Webcam]
USGS-CVO Open House
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
1300 SE Cardinal Ct Bldg 10 Suite 100 

Vancouver, WA
In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the May 18th eruption of
Mount St. Helens, t
he U.S. Geological Survey – Cascades Volcano Observatory
is having an
Open House on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Open House will focus on the importance of the 1980 events and will show the progress made in volcano science, hazard assessment, monitoring methods, and eruptive forecasting since that time.
We look forward to sharing our work with the public through informational talks, hands-on activities and equipment demonstrations.

Posted at 4/30/2015 11:01:00 AM