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Museum of Culture and Environment

College of the Sciences

Museum Lecture: Fire and Ice in the PNW

Fire and Ice in the PNW

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 14

Dean Hall Lobby

CWU professors Susan Kaspari (Geological Sciences) and Megan Walsh (Geography) help us envision the future of climate change in the Pacific Northwest by looking into the past! Susan’s research examines the impact of black carbon (commonly referred to as soot) on the melting rates of glaciers and seasonal snowpack.  Megan’s research explores how ancient charcoal deposits can help us understand past fire activity.  Taken together, their work can help us understand the complicated relationship between humans, fire, ice/snow, and climate change.


The Museum of Culture and Environment at CWU is located in Dean Hall, 1200 Wildcat Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7544. Parking behind Dean Hall is free after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Visit us on Facebook: Phone: 509-963-2313 or e-mail:

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