THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13 – AGM + ‘SUPER CONTINENTS AND THE SOUTH WEST – A JOURNEY IN GEOLOGICAL TIMES’
The first meeting for 2020 of the Busselton Naturalists Club will be held this coming Thursday February 13.
Guest speaker is Tony Smurthwaite, a retired geologist from WA’s Department of Mines, speaking on Super Continents and the South West – a Journey in Geological Times.
The movements of land masses across the face of the Earth was only scientifically proven in the 1960s, even though it was first suggested almost 500 years ago.
Today, the mechanisms within the planet that cause the continents to move are now well understood.
Geologists have also been able to put together maps showing the positions of the continents over the last few hundred million years, using magnetic records held within iron-rich rocks.
Tony’s talk will focus on how plate tectonics, formerly known as continental drift, has impacted on the south west of Western Australia, creating the geological and biological environment we see around us today.
The meeting will conclude with the Club’s annual general meeting.
Venue is the lesser hall in the Senior Citizens Centre, 22 Peel Terrace, Busselton.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm and is open to the public, so membership is not necessary to attend this or any other Club event.
Attendance is free but a gold coin donation will be appreciated to cover hall hire and advertising costs.
Busselton Naturalists Club