Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mount St. Helens Week: USGS-Cascade Volcano Observatory (CVO) Wants YOU!!!

USGS-CVO Volcano News: 
Commemorate the 35th anniversary 
of the eruption of 
Mount St. Helens!
Here are ways to commemorate the May 18, 1980 eruption
 of Mount St. Helens and celebrate 35 years of scientific discovery!
Bring a scientist into your classroom through the 
online Volcano Explorers program:
 On Friday, May 15, 
USGS Geologist Liz Westby:
the Mount St. Helens May 18, 1980 eruption story.
On Friday, May 22,
USGS Geologist Wendy Stovall:
the 100th anniversary of California’s Mount Lassen eruption.
Volcano Explorers brings live, interactive video presentations 
to students across the country.
[see previous Volcano Explorers presentation here] 
  Using webinar technology, Volcano Explorers easily works in just about any classroom with a computer, projector and internet connection.
  For more info and to sign up for the free programs, go to

Watch the eruption unfold on the USGS Volcanoes Facebook page:
  The USGS recently created a new USGS Volcanoes Facebook page devoted to providing content about volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, and Yellowstone.
  Starting on March 19, the page has followed scientists as they monitored what was happening at Mount St. Helens 35 years ago.
  On May 18, the posts begin at 7:00 AM with a recap of the USGS morning meeting followed by events that unfold at 8:32 AM.
  Follow the science and eyewitness accounts all day on Facebook,

Visit Mount St. Helens to hear eyewitness accounts and 
learn about scientific discoveries:
          Commemorate the 35th anniversary of the
May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens
 with events at the 
Johnston Ridge Observatory
and Coldwater Science and Learning Center.
Saturday, May 16 (10am - 6pm)
 It’s a Blast is the opening day of the Johnston Ridge Observatory overlooking the crater of Mount St. Helens.
  This is a family friendly science education event with admission fees ($8 adults, kids free) supporting the non-profit Mount St. Helens Institute’s volcano volunteer and education programs.
  Details at
Sunday, May 17 (11:30am – 5:00pm)
  Eruption Eyewitness Stories is an event at the Coldwater Science and Learning Center that features a series of 30-min talks by people whose lives were forever altered by their experiences at Mount St. Helens. 
  Photos and stories describe the incredible events leading up to the catastrophic 1980 eruption and the massive landslide, lateral blast, mudflows and ash cloud that followed.  Meet eruption eyewitnesses and leave with an autographed poster or book. Admission is free.  Event Details [LINK].
Monday, May 18 (10:00am - 4:00pm)
 Join Forest Service officials at 10:30 am for a Ceremony Commemorating the 1980 Eruption at the Coldwater Science and Learning Center.
  From noon to 4:00pm there will be Celebration of 35 Years of Science Discovery featuring 20-min presentations by scientists describing their amazing discoveries at the volcano and posters and hands-on science demonstrations.
        Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet a remote “spider” instrument package used to monitor eruptions at active volcanos.
        Admission is free.  Event Details [LINK].
Hope to see you again at the events.
Carolyn and Liz

Carolyn L. Driedger
Hydrologist/PIO/Outreach Coordinator
USGS-Cascades Volcano Observatory
1300 SE Cardinal Court
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 993-8909
Southwestern Oregon Community College
GeologyLecture Series.
A great series of public geology talks.
Preparing for the Next Eruption in the Cascades
[1:08:39] This is the USGS expert who taught the
Living with a Volcano in your Backyard
Workshop that K7LWA attended at MORA in 2012.
Part of the Geology Lecture Series
presented on March 5, 2011.
Dr. Carolyn L. Driedger

Carolyn's presentation at the CommAcademy's 2012 conference:
(Username: comm     Password: handout)
 28_Preparing-for-Future-Eruptions- Mt-Saint-Helens_Driedger.pdf
Liz Westby
U.S. Geological Survey-Cascades Volcano Observatory
1300 SE Cardinal Court  Building 10  Suite 100
Vancouver, WA   98683
(360) 993-8979
(oh, did I mention the Lahar Hazards at Mt Rainier?)
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