Saturday, July 20, 2019

Nick Zentner's Geology Video Collection - Washington state

This is what a scientist sounds like!

Whereas Wayne Ranney’s audience tends to be people partaking in geological classes and tours, he acts as the perfect host in trying to validate everyones right to their personally held beliefs, while gently reminding them that geology does not traffic in belief systems but rather observation and data.  See, he understands that he might have only this one precious moment to fill them with a sense of awe about the transformational nature of geologic thought.  So, the learning is slipped in tactfully and danced around when necessary.

In contrast to that, the impression I get from having watched most all of Professor Nick Zentner’s many videos is that if you attend one of Zentner’s classes or lectures you’d better take it seriously and pay attention if you want to keep up, oh, turn off that phone!

He displays total command of his topic and the audience.  On rare occasions we see him use his velvet hammer against some audience offender, it's incisive, and he doesn't miss a beat as he continues his talk.  A beautiful thing to watch.  I’d love to take a class devoted to studying Nick Zentner’s presentation style and structure.  He makes it look so easy, as he conveys so much.    

My one lament is that he’s in Washington state.  I’m longing for someone like him to start giving recorded talks and short videos of the Colorado Plateau area.   At least, I’ve traveled through Washington occasionally, so I can relate to his lessons and the landscapes from personal memory. 

To be clear, Nick is a fun guy. I hope so, since I can’t resist introducing him with this:

Geology Video Blooper - Columnar Basalt - Nick Zentner
Tom Foster (http://HUGEfloods.com) and Nick Zentner (Central Washington University)

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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses new research supporting the Baja-BC hypothesis. Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington. February 21, 2018.

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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses new research on the Columbia River Basalts.  Lecture includes comparisons to flood basalts in India and Siberia.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  January 25, 2017.


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Nick On The Rocks - Season 3 Premiere


Central Washington University | Nick Zentner | Published on March 5, 2019


CWU geology professor Nick Zentner hosts the debut of 'Nick On The Rocks - Season 3'.  All six new episodes (5 minutes each) are featured.  Q & A with the crowd is featured.  Taped on January 24, 2019 in CWU's Student Union Theater.  

Executive Producer Linda Schactler and Video Producer/Editor/Director Chris Smart make the episodes possible.  Nick On The Rocks - a geology video series - airs on PBS television stations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Series of five minute talks, Nick On The Rocks:
KCTS9  |  Nick Zentner  |  episodes listed later

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Downtown Geology Lecture Series  

Downtown Geology Lectures.  Starting in 2010, I've been giving public lectures in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  The gimmick?  The lectures are brand new.  Never been given before.  Setting the dates months ahead of time, I'm forced to learn new material.  Kinda stressful, but it keeps me fresh and the audience knows that they'll get new information each time they show up!

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CWU's Nick Zentner adds 'Hells Canyon and the Ringold Formation' to his ongoing Downtown Geology Lecture Series.  nickzentner.com  Recorded at Morgan Auditorium on April 24, 2019 in Ellensburg, Washington, USA.
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CWU's Nick Zentner adds 'Supervolcanoes in the Pacific Northwest' to his ongoing Downtown Geology Lecture Series.  nickzentner.com  Recorded at Morgan Auditorium on April 17, 2019 in Ellensburg, Washington, USA.
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CWU's Nick Zentner adds 'Plant Fosssils in the Pacific Northwest' to his ongoing Downtown Geology Lecture Series.  nickzentner.com  Recorded at Morgan Auditorium on April 10, 2019 in Ellensburg, Washington, USA.
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CWU's Nick Zentner adds 'Supercontinents and the Pacific Northwest' to his ongoing Downtown Geology Lecture Series.  nickzentner.com  Recorded at Morgan Auditorium on April 3, 2019 in Ellensburg, Washington, USA.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses new research on the Bridge of the Gods Landslide in the Columbia River Gorge. Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington. March 14, 2018.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses new research on dating the Ice Age Floods in the Pacific Northwest. Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington. March 7, 2018.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses new research on ancient volcanoes in the Cascade Range. Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington. February 28, 2018.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses evidence for a large eruption of Mount Rainier 5,600 years ago - the Osceola Mudflow.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  February 15, 2017.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses how glaciers created Lake Chelan.  Also included - the Chelan Migmatite Complex and the famous 1872 North Cascades earthquake.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  February 8, 2017.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses Washington’s ancient rivers using old river cobbles, lava-filled valleys, and wind gaps.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  February 1, 2017.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner delivers this unusual lecture which combines Bing Crosby’s first road trip across the state in 1925, the Sunset Highway, and Glacial Lake Columbia.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  February 24, 2016.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses the accretion of an oceanic terrane, Siletzia, which set the stage for gold deposition in Liberty, Washington.  Siletzia was created by the Yellowstone Hot Spot.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  February 17, 2016.
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses field evidence for great earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest including buried soils onshore, turbidites offshore, and CWU Geology’s PANGA data from GPS receivers.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  February 10, 2016.
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Central Washington University Natural Science Seminar Series
Presented by: CWU Department of Biological Sciences and College of the Sciences
October 30, 2015
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Central Washington University geology professor Nick Zentner discusses gold deposits in the Swauk Mining District at Liberty, Washington.  Includes Q & A with Liberty gold prospector Rob Repin.  Zentner reads audience member questions.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  March 11, 2015.
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents "Palouse Falls and Dry Falls".  Topics include a comparion between two of Washington's most famous Ice Age Floods sites:  Palouse Falls and Dry Falls.

Recorded at Ellensburg City Library's Hal Holmes Center in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  June 12, 2013
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Wenatchee: Ice Age Floods".  Topics include the bedrock of the Wenatchee area, and evidence for Ice Age floodwater that crept up the Wenatchee River Valley as far as Leavenworth.

Recorded at Ellensburg City Library's Hal Holmes Center in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  June 5, 2013
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Yakima River Canyon".  Topics include river meander development, formation of the Yakima River Canyon, and the 1998 debris flows in the canyon.

Recorded at Ellensburg City Library's Hal Holmes Center in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  May 29, 2013
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Central Washington University professor Nick Zentner discusses the petrified wood of central Washington.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  May 22, 2013.
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Central Washington University professor Nick Zentner discusses the formation of Ellensburg blue agates and how they were transported to the Kittitas Valley.  Filmed at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  May 15, 2013.
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Kittitas Valley Geology".  Topics include local bedrock layers exposed in central Washington, the Yakima Fold Belt, and recent Ellensburg Formation deposits in Kittitas Valley. 

Recorded at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  November 17, 2010
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents "Floods of Lava and Water".  Topics include the Washington's Columbia River Basalts (Lava) and Ice Age Floods (Water).

Recorded at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  November 10, 2010
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Mount Rainier Geology".  Topics include the Washington's plate tectonic history, Cascade Range history, and a current inventory of Rainier's volcanic deposits.

Recorded at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  November 3, 2010
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Tsunami In Our Future".  Topics include Brian Atwater's coastal evidence for the January 26, 1700 great earthquake and Chris Goldfinger's turbidite evidence in Cascadia's submarine canyons offshore.

Recorded at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  October 20, 2010
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Slow Earthquakes: A Trigger?".  Topics include Cascadia's great earthquakes and slow earthquakes (ETS events) monitored by GPS stations throughout CWU's PANGA network.

Recorded at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  October 20, 2010
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CWU Geology's Nick Zentner presents 'Mount Stuart: A Closer Look".  Topics include the granite of Mount Stuart, Washington's Exotic Terranes, and the Baja-BC controversy regarding the origin of Mount Stuart.

Recorded at Raw Space in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Washington.  October 13, 2010
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Produced for PBS TV stations across the Pacific Northwest, these 5 minute videos are geologic appetizers that air regularly in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  A small team at Central Washington University creates the programs.  Chris Smart does the filming and editing.  Linda Schactler picks the topics and helps with the scripts.






















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Roadside Geology Series | Nick Zentner

These episodes were created for a local television station that no longer lives....but these programs remain.  Filmed by Rick Spencer & Chris Smart.  Edited by Rick Spencer.  2011 - 2012.










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I-90 Rocks video series | Nick Zentner  

Here are 3 of the 9 longer form videos (±20 minutes) that friend Tom Foster & I created back in 2015.  Tom runs HUGEfloods.com.  The concept was to do a roadside geology trip from Seattle to Spokane, but we ran out of gas when we got to Snoqualmie Pass!

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These videos were created by Tom Foster at HUGEfloods.com.  By this time, we had a nice collaboration worked out.  Tom picks the topic, I write the script, we go out and film on location, then Tom spends hours editing in his photos.....all on evenings and weekends!

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Discover the Ice Age Floods
The catastrophic floods from Glacial Lake Missoula and Lake Bonneville are among the largest known floods in geologic history

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