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Lost Golfers: Hydrogeology and Engineering Problems of St. Louis Area Caves and Karst

Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Featured Speaker: Robert Criss, Ph.D., Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

While he survived his fall down the “rabbit hole” in mid-March, a relaxing day on the fairway turned into a terrifying ordeal when the ground opened beneath the feet a golfer on a Waterloo, Illinois golf course. The Ozark ecoregion, which includes Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, and a corner of Kansas, is an area prone to soil collapses. Featuring local examples, hydrologist and Washington University professor, Robert Criss, talks about the uses and importance of caves and springs and the problems that commonly arise when karst lands are developed; and he shares information on nearby places where Missouri’s remarkable karst features can be experienced safely.

Photo credit: Washington University

To be held at:

OASIS in Forest Park, Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor’s Center

5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park

St. Louis, MO 63112

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL.  Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.


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Friday, August 23, 2013
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
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