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The Geologic History of the Greater Kansas City Area—Every Rock has a Story to Tell
February 11,4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mammoths crossing the Kansas River about 11,000 to 12,000 years ago.
Designed and illustrated by Jon Babcock.
A four-part series presented in partnership with the
University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Geosciences.
Separate registrations are required for individual programs in this series.
Dr. Richard Gentile’s major research interest is the geology and paleontology of Missouri and eastern Kansas. He authored the book, Rocks and fossils of the Central United States with special emphasis on the Greater Kansas City area, and has taught a vertebrate fossil collecting course in the Badlands, South Dakota for 20 seasons. His present project is, The Traveling Geology Exhibit that through wall illustrations and fossil specimens reconstructs the geologic history of the Greater Kansas City area. Professor Gentile was born, raised and educated in Missouri. He began teaching geology courses at UMKC in 1966, retiring in 1999 but continued to teach until a replacement was hired in 2002. He received the BA and MA degrees in geology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a PhD in geology from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.
Live stream option
Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.
Upcoming programs in the series:
- February 18: “The Traveling Geology Exhibit—Bringing Geology to the People“
- March 10: “The Rock Ledge Along the Missouri River that Gave Birth to Kansas City, Missouri“
- March 17: “Hunting for Fossils in the Beautiful but Forbidding Badlands, South Dakota“
This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.