All presentations are free and open to the public!
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Life in Kansas City…300 Million Years Ago
Presentation by Richard Gentile, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Geosciences at UMKC Dr. Richard Gentile will join us for a peek beneath the surface and back in time at the forces that shaped the geology of the Kansas City area, and what effect that geology has on our lives today. NOTE - This presentation is a reschedule of a talk originally scheduled for June
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The view from the pilot house – challenges and opportunities in Missouri River navigation
Presentation by Captain Steve Engemann, towboat pilot and President of Hermann Sand and Gravel Captain Steve Engemann, pilot and President of Hermann Sand and Gravel, will join us to talk about his experiences in navigation industry on the Missouri River.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Reconnecting Rivers and Floodplains – Reconciling Theory & Practice
Presentation by David Galat, PhD, former Associate Professor with University of Missouri Fish and Wildlife Coop Unit Connectivity between large rivers and their floodplains is an ecological driver in river systems. Dr. Galat will be sharing some of the research on floodplain connectivity on large rivers around the world as well as the Lower Missouri River, and reconciling the theory and practice of connectivity.