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UNI hosts earth science seminar

February 23, 2003

James Walters, head, Department of Earth Science, (319) 273-2759
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing and Public Relations (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Department of Earth Science will host a seminar on 'Bacteria at Iowa's Beaches,' at 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, in UNI's Latham Hall, Room 125.

Janice Boekhoff, research geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will discuss bacteria beach monitoring at Iowa's 35 state-owned beaches, including results from an intensive watershed investigation conducted in 2002 at George Wyth State Park Beach in Waterloo.

The next seminar features Jim Caldwell, a geologist from the U.S. Geological Survey, presenting 'The USGS in Iowa,' at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 7.