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The art of observing volcanos | Stewart Wadsworth | TEDxYakimaSalon
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Added Aug 2, 2016
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Steward Wadsworth brings his experience as a Mt St Helens visitor center docent and guide to this talk on the remarkable landscape and geography of the Pacific Northwest. Describing the events leading up to the 1981 eruption and the resulting changes in the mountain and surrounding vicinity, Stewart demonstrates a clear argument for greater respect and awareness of the tectonic forces ever present beneath our feet.

Stewart's favorite work was as a naturalist interpreter for the US Forest Service at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in the 1990’s. After completing his degree in Communications and Recreation Management, Stewart was awarded an internship at the newly formed Forest Service interpretative centers. His passion for Geology, Volcanology and Oceanography and extensive training to join the interpretative staff instilled a lifelong excitement to share his insights and perspectives on the history, geology, and present day Mount St. Helens.

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