The scene is 10 million years after the great cataclysms that made up to 75% of life extinct including the dinosaurs. Life is recovering very well. Mammals are diversifying and filling in niches previously filled by the dinosaurs and other extinct species. It's 56 million years ago, and our world looked much like it does today. However, another catastrophic event occurred that shifted the planet's climates for hundreds of thousands of years. What happened then? How did it affect life on Earth? Does it tell us what's in store for us?
Enter Dr. Haydon Mort.
Join us Friday, October 11th, from 7-9pm, for this unique opportunity to talk with the man behind the Geologize Instagram channel. This evening's topic is "Climate Change and the Geologic Record".
We're pretty excited to host Dr. Haydon Mort and Geologize in our shop. 100% of each ticket sold supports Geologize's efforts to communicate the geosciences to all students of the Earth.
Haydon grew up in Cornwall in the Southwest of England, an area rich in geology. He undertook an degree in Earth Sciences and a Masters Degree in Global Change at the University of Plymouth, specializing in ancient environments.
He undertook his doctorate in Switzerland in collaboration with professors from Princeton, which took him around the world, including all around Europe, Morocco, Colorado, Venezuela and Brazil. After his doctorate, undertook a post-doctoral fellowship in The Netherlands before accepting a position as visiting associate professor in Brazil, where he stayed for 9 years.
Throughout his career Haydon has become known for his passion for communicating the geosciences to the general public, holding workshops and collaborating with BBC talent on training the next generation of Earth Scientists to communicate their research effectively.
A year ago -- because of his dedication to education, especially among young people -- he made the unusual move from being a university geology lecturer to high school geography teacher.
He is the creator and presenter of the Instagram and YouTube channel, Geologize, which seeks to popularize the geosciences by helping people understand how they are connected to our planet. He calls this process ‘to Geologize’. Taking items and concepts that are common in our everyday lives, and showing how they are connected to the history of Earth.
He has ‘geologized’ things you wouldn’t imagine would be possible. Cakes, respiratory problems, car parks, forest walks, pink salt, water, a shopping mall, The English Language, plants, the human body, cell phones, human evolution, human history, Tic-Tacs, love, wine and even… Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Donald J. Trump!
Visit his Instagram account @geologizeofficial to get a better idea of what Geologize is about.