Walks and Talks

Since the book's release in May of 2013, the authors have been responding to invitations all over the state to bring geology to the public. In addition to telling the science behind top nature destinations all over the state, there have been programs on geology's influence on the Civil War, Georgia's gold rush, and the origin of mountain scenery. If there is an opportunity for a geology walk, that is part of the program as well.

You can register for events simply by choosing "Join" at the event listing on Facebook, or by using the form on this page. Registering lets us know how many attendees to expect. We will try to give each attendee who has registered a COOL BILLION-year-old rock or other cool Georgia item.

In Spring 2014 a partnership began with Dr. Leslie Edwards, an author of Natural Communities of Georgia (U GA Press, 2013) to do talks and walks around the state on how the subjects of the two books interconnect.

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Upcoming Events

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Following are programs currently scheduled by the authors of Roadside Geology of Georgia. Check with the hosting organization regarding any admission charges. For descriptions and pictures of events, visit the Facebook page.




(Witherspoon unless noted)

Thursday June 9, 5:30 PM

Yahoola Creek Park, Dahlonega, GA

Geologist Walk (meet at tennis courts to examine outcrop)
Press Release


Thursday June 9, 7:00 PM

Dahlonega Community House, 111 North Park Street, Dahlonega

Geology of the Dahlonega Gold Rush (public meeting of Lumpkin Historical Society)
Press Release


Thursday June 16, 7:30 PM

Jewelry TV, Knoxville, TN

Geology and the Civil War, Knoxville to Atlanta (public meeting of Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society)
Press Release


Sunday June 25, 4:00 PM

Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody 30338

Testing Our Wings for Fixing Climate Change (public workshop cosponsored by Atlanta Audubon)
Press Release
Registration required at this link


Saturday July 9, 11:30 AM

Brasstown Bald Visitor Center

 A Window through Time: Geology and Nature at Georgia’s Highest Summit (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)


Sunday July 10, 12:00 PM

Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center

 Naturalists Walk (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)