Public Lecture Series


The USGS Public Lecture Series has gone virtual! These monthly talks are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. Our speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be unfamiliar to those not having a background or familiarity with the material being presented. 

May 27th, 2021 - 7:00 PM (PDT)

May 27th, 2021  - 7:00 PM (PDT)

Where Earthquakes Hide in the Desert: What we've learned from recent fault ruptures in the western U.S.


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Upcoming dates for 2021

Please check back here for details about newly scheduled 2021 Public Lectures. 

  • June 24th - Carolyn Driedger, Cascades Volcano Observatory - Mount St. Helens - Lives Changed, Lessons Learned, Legacies of 1980
  • July 22nd: Amy Yackel, Fort Collins Science Center - Invasive Species
  • August 26th - Tom Edwards, Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit - Species Modeling for Endangered Species
  • September - TBD
  • October 28th: Laura Thompson & Abigail Lynch, National Climate Adaptation Science Center - Climate impacts on species


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