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Beneath Your Feet: 250 Years of St. Louis Caves
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
Featured Speaker: Robert Criss, Ph.D., Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
For 250 years, the karst landscape beneath St. Louis has provided both opportunity and trouble, yet the nature of those interrelationships has profoundly changed. Early uses of caves and karst include beer cellars, water supply and trash disposal, whereas modern uses include storage, recreation and storm water drainage. The troubles have changed as well, underscoring the often neglected importance of a region’s geologic framework to its historical development.
Presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, 250 in 250, celebrating 250 Years of St. Louis people, places, images, moments and objects, on display at the Museum from February 4, 2014 – February 15, 2015.
Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.
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