Lecture: Fossils of Western Washington: a Marine Perspective

Location: Fort Worden Chapel
Date: November 12, 2023


Sunday, November 12
3 p.m.
Fort Worden Chapel
To keep this series accessible to all, regardless of the ability to pay, there is no set charge for the event; however, donations are always welcomed and appreciated.

Assisted Listening Devices available.

"Fossils of Western Washington: a Marine Perspective"
Dr. Liz Nesbitt
Univ. of Washington and Burke Museum and David B. Williams
Curatorial Associate, Burke Museum

We will be talking about our book on fossils of Washington. We will talk about fossil whales and marine birds as well as fossil mollusks from the Olympic peninsula.

Liz Nesbitt is curator emerita of invertebrate and micropaleontology at the Burke Museum and was associate professor of earth science at the University of Washington. Her academic studies focus on marine fossil faunas from the Pacific Northwest and what they can tell us about past climate stability and climate changes. In the museum she was involved in paleontology outreach and informal education programs for learners of all ages. 

David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide whose award-winning book, "Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound", is a deep exploration of the stories of this beautiful waterway. He is also the author of the award-winning book "Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography", as well as "Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City". Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum and writes a free weekly newsletter, the Street Smart Naturalist.

Our lecture series, The Future of Oceans, draws on the commitment of professional researchers and educators across all academic spectrums to help define and inspire the health of our oceans.

Thanks to the Darrow Family for their ongoing support.