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 ot the two books interconnect.

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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)

Saturday Apr. 30, 8:00 PM

Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Rd., Johns Creek GA

Geology of Atlanta's Outdoor Recreation Areas
Press Release


Saturday May 7, 11:00 AM

High Falls State Park

Geologist Walk and Talk
Press Release


Tuesday May 10, 7:30 PM

Cobb Gem and Mineral Society, 516 West Atlanta St., Marietta, GA

Pamela Gore presents
Geology of Stone Mountain Park


Thursday June 9, 5:30 PM

Yahoola Creek Park, Dahlonega, GA

Geologist Walk (meet at tennis courts to examine outcrop)


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)


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)


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

 Geology Walk