Ice Age Floods Institute Masthead


Saturday, August 2, 2014
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond
Location: Hood River, OR
1:00 Upstairs Reading Room, Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River, OR Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond For more than 40 years University of Arizona Regents’ Professor Victor R. Baker has been studying the most spectacular and immense flood phenomena that are currently known to occur anywhere in the solar system. The immense megafloods of the last Ice Age created bizarre landscapes like the Channeled Scabland and altered the circulation of the oceans thereby changing Earth’s climate. More surprising was the discovery that much larger megafloods occurred billions of years ago on the planet Mars. The Martian megafloods formed temporary bodies of water on that planet, even generating a kind of ocean that facilitated environmental conditions on Mars that may have been like those of an ice age on Earth. These discoveries are showing that Mars, like Earth, had a long-term cycle of water circulation that produced a habitable planet, and these are exactly the kinds of processes to seek out in the newly initiated search for the other habitable planets of the universe.
More Information: Terry Hurd

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter
Current thinking in Ice Age megaflooding of the northwestern U.S
Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee
Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 12 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee. We are again honored to have as our speaker Dr. Vic Baker, distinguished Professor Emeritus-University of Arizona-Tucson, and Mensch of the Scablands. Dr. Baker will discuss current thinking in Ice Age megaflooding of the northwestern U.S. New tools for age-dating events and computer modeling of ancient flows are transforming our understanding. This talk will be about science in progress and will explore some possible discoveries that lie ahead. Eavesdrop at the top of Big Floods research! The program is free & open to the public.
More Information: Brent Cunderla (509) 665-2136 or (509) 860-6067

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
FULL. Cancellations are not uncommon. Send me an email to be put on the waiting list.
More Information: Terry Hurd

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lower Columbia Chapter
Rocks 101
Location: Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin, OR
7:00 PM Lower Columbia Chapter presents: Rick Thompson - "Rocks 101." Rick will start at the basics of what rocks are, how they are formed and the three basic kinds and how they relate to the Lake Missoula Flood. Program will be followed by a book signing of his newest book: "GigaFlood: The Lake Missoula Flood in NW Oregon and SW Washington." This is the first book that concentrates on revealing the flood evidence in the Portland/Vancouver and Willamette Valley areas. For more information go to: or call 503-257-0144.
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503-257-0144

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Lower Columbia Chapter
Special Speaker - Scott Burns
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, OR
7:00 PM Scott Burns will be giving another one of his very popular talks.
More Information: Sylvia Thompson 503-257-0144