Topic: Natural History of Georgetown College
Presenter: Dr. Bill Stevens , Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Much of what see on and around the Georgetown campus today, including the shape of the land, the natural and agricultural ecosystems of the area, and even many of the buildings and monuments on campus, was shaped by the ancient prehistory of the area. 450 million years ago, Kentucky was part of a vast shallow sea, similar to the Caribbean of today. We will take a brief look at the Georgetown of 450 million B.C.E., using fossils and other geological sights on campus as our windows into the past, and at some of the ways that its ancient past has influenced the Georgetown of today. Learn about this vast history from Dr. Bill Stevens, Associate Professor of Biology, who teaches a field study course "Paleobiology of the Western US" open to all Georgetown College students.