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Nick on the Rocks

Geologist Nick Zentner leads viewers on armchair adventures through Washington’s diverse landscapes.
Nationally recognized geologist Nick Zentner leads viewers on armchair adventures through Washington’s diverse landscapes — from massive lava flows and the planet’s biggest Ice Age waterfall to wandering mountains and a flank of Mt. Rainier that traveled to Tacoma.

Stories

December 28, 2017
Geologists have found places in the Cascades where Mount Rainier-like volcanoes...
December 28, 2017
When did a mountain in Washington split and slide to Oregon in the Columbia...
December 28, 2017
Scenic Lake Chelan is a vacation paradise that was created during the Ice Age.
December 28, 2017
Is it true that the Columbia River has had many different paths throughout its...
December 28, 2017
Spectacular rock columns are on display throughout the deserts of eastern...
December 28, 2017
The Seattle Fault, discovered in the 1990s, runs right beneath downtown and out...
January 19, 2017
Yakima River Canyon meanders across the central Washington desert — apparently...
January 19, 2017
The Stuart Range near Leavenworth is one of the most beautiful mountains in all...
January 19, 2017
Some of the largest lava flows in the world can be found in the deserts of...
January 19, 2017
Washington’s gold rush isn’t over. Find out how gold came to Washington and...
January 19, 2017
One of the largest waterfalls in the history of Earth happened in Washington...
January 19, 2017
5,600 years ago, a Mt. Rainier eruption sent a wall of mud careening down the...

Episodes

Season 2
Geologists have found places in the Cascades where Mount Rainier-like volcanoes once...
Season 2
When did a mountain in Washington split and slide to Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge...
Season 2
Scenic Lake Chelan is a vacation paradise that was created during the Ice Age. But how...
Season 2
Is it true that the Columbia River has had many different paths throughout its long...
Season 2
Spectacular rock columns are on display throughout the deserts of eastern Washington. How...
Season 2
The Seattle Fault, discovered in the 1990s, runs right beneath downtown and out to...


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About Nick

Nick Zentner is the Science Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Department of Geological Sciences at CWU. He has produced more than 40 short videos about central Washington geology. Since 2008, Zentner’s colloquial, humorous lectures have made him a popular speaker at educational and civic organizations throughout the Northwest. In 2015, Nick received the prestigious James Shea Award, a National Association of Geoscience Teachers award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science content to the general public. See more of his lectures on his website.

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