“Evergreen Talks” Announces Winter and Spring Speakers - Edited

Carri LeRoy Mt St Helens

The unique role of certain plants in the blast zone of Mount St. Helens, traditions and innovations in Native art, and secrets held in the history of Mount Rainier are the topics of three upcoming free lectures at Olympia’s historic Lord Mansion, starting February 25.

The Evergreen State College continues the Evergreen Talks speaker and lecture series with three faculty members chosen by a group of Evergreen peers and distinguished in their fields of study.

"We have world-class full-time and emeritus faculty with incredible expertise and passion,” said Evergreen's vice president for college relations, Sandy Kaiser. “We want to share their research, knowledge and perspectives with our local community through this series."

The first in the speaker series is Carri J. LeRoy, who will offer a close look into her National Science Foundation-funded ecology research on how Sitka willow is influencing stream evolution at Mount St. Helens. LeRoy will speak on Feb. 25, from 6:30–8 p.m.

Due to the current ban on events of any kind and Governor Inslee's "stay home" order Alex Swiftwater McCarty and Jeff Antonelis-Lapp's talks are postponed until further notice.


Winter/Spring schedule:

Feb. 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Dr. Carri LeRoy, “Just Add Water: New Streams Develop After Volcanic Eruptions”

Postponed, new date TBD: Alex McCarty (Makah), “Pacific Northwest Indigenous Art: Tradition and Innovation”

Postponed, new date TBD: Jeff Antonelis-Lapp: “Tahoma and Its People, a natural history of Mount Rainier National Park”