Loading Events

Sci-Cafe: Apalachicola Geological History

August 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Apalachicola River is Florida’s largest river by volume. It is the only river in the state with headwaters that extend into the southern Appalachian Mountains. Join us as State Geologist and Director of the Florida Geological Survey Harley “Guy” Means tells us about the Apalachicola River’s long geologic history that began during the Miocene Epoch (23 – 5.3 mya). Some of the river’s geologic history is revealed in the spectacular bluffs that have been exposed by the erosive power of the flowing water. Florida’s tallest natural exposure, Alum Bluff, is one of many places along the Apalachicola River where multiple geologic units are exposed. We will discuss the geologic history of the river and focus on some of the classic exposures that occur between Chattahoochee and Apalachicola.

to register click here: