Geology of the Serpent Mound Disturbance

Greg Schumacher
Ohio Dept of Natural Resources
Division of Geological Survey

7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Over 250 million years ago, a huge fireball pierced the atmosphere at supersonic speeds and smashed into the vast coal swamps of prehistoric southern Ohio. In milliseconds, the Serpent Mound Disturbance was born as the exploding fireball released catastrophic forces of a scale yet to be witnessed by humankind.

Come to Science Café and learn the fascinating geologic history of one of Ohio's most famous geologic features, as told by Greg Schumacher of the Ohio Geological Survey. Bring your questions and be prepared for some lively discussion.

Here is an audio recording of this science cafe in mp3 format.