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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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 May 25,
7:30 PM

Chattahoochee Nature Club at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell

Georgia's Climate Story II: Nature’s Bumpy Ride to the Icehouse, Humanity’s Flame
$5 club members, $10 non-members Press Release


Saturday July 15, 11:30 AM

Brasstown Bald Visitor Center

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


Sunday July 16, 1:00 PM

Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center

Geology and Natural Communities Walk (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)
Press Release


Tuesday Aug. 15, 7:00 PM

West GA Chapter of GA Native Plant Society, Ag Center, Carrollton

Geology's Lessons for Preserving Georgia's Native Plants (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)

Saturday Nov. 4, Time TBD

Zahnd Natural Area (near Cloudland, GA)
Registration with Georgia ForestWatch required


Geology and Natural Communities Walk for Georgia ForestWatch (Witherspoon with Leslie Edwards)