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SC 204: Geology, Tectonics and Geoengineering Along the Panama Canal. Class presentation available for viewing.

2014 marks the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal.  This talk will review the geology and tectonic setting of the Isthmus of Panama, including the engineering geology of the Panama Canal area.  History of the canal and on-going expansion projects will also be discussed. Mark did his graduate research in this area. Whether you know this area first-hand, plan to travel there someday, or just love geology and tectonics, join us for an informative class on the region.

Presenter:    Mark Bordelon is an adjunct geology professor at Irvine Valley College.  He has taught at IVC for  13 years, including field study courses in California and western states.  He was previously a consulting geologist for over 20 years. He has presented very  popular OLLI classes on the Geology of Orange County, and Geologic Faults.

Class Presentation: Geologic Overview of Panama Canal

Developer: Gary Oberts


Monday, November 10

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Location:  Woodbridge Onken Classroom


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