Newberry National Volcanic Monument Kicks Off Obsidian Series

first_img on July 1, 2014 Newberry National Volcanic Monument Kicks Off Obsidian Series Tumblr LinkedIn 0 Pinterest Share. By CBNcenter_img Twitter E-Headlines Google+ Facebook The Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest invite the public to NewberryNational Volcanic Monument for a series of lectures on Friday and Saturday nights throughthe 2014 summer season. July 3 will be the only Thursday event in the series and will feature a Forest Service Interpretive Ranger discussing how Central Oregon’s landscape was transformed by Newberry Volcano.This first lecture in the series will take place at Paul’s Place Amphitheater at the Big Obsidian Flow Day Use Area from 7–8pm.Several speakers are slated for the summer in a variety of locations on the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. The lectures will highlight the unique geology of the area, aquatic and wildlife species living on the monument, the history of Smokey Bear and wildfire, the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and more.For a schedule of events including times, dates and specific topics, visit Discover Your Forest at or for more information.The lecture series is free, but recreation fees are required where posted on the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Programs will be held weather permitting. To confirm an event or for more information, call 541-383-4771 or visit the Discover Your Forest Facebook page for the latest program updates.For more information, contact Karen Gentry, Education and Volunteer Program Director for Discover Your Forest, 541-383-4771. Emaillast_img