CORVALLIS, Ore. - Ellen Morris Bishop, an Oregon geologist, educator, author, and photographer will present the 2015-16 Thomas Condon Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Oregon State University.

The lecture is free, open to the public and designed for a non-specialist audience. It is titled "Oregon's Climates through Time - Stories in the Stones."

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. in Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus, and refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m. The Condon Lecture, named after a pioneer of Oregon geology, helps to interpret significant scientific research for non-scientists.

Bishop earned a doctorate in geology from OSU and has written two books on Pacific Northwest geology: "Living with Thunder" in 2014 and "In Search of Ancient Oregon" in 2003, which won the 2004 Oregon Book Award for non-fiction.

She has done extensive geologic research, published scientific articles, and taught geology and environmental science courses in positions at several universities, community colleges and experiential learning programs.  Bishop was a science columnist for The Oregonian and the science reporter for The Columbian of Vancouver, Washington; has been the director of the Oregon Paleolands Institute in Fossil, Oregon; and served on advisory boards for regional watershed councils and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Bishop will also give a more technical presentation on a related topic in the George Moore Lecture titled "Saving Science in a Demon-Haunted World." That event will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in Gilfillan Auditorium.

The OSU Research Office and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences are sponsoring the presentations.

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John Dilles, 541-737-1245