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Nick on the Rocks

Columns of Basalt Lava

December 28, 2017

Spectacular rock columns are on display throughout the deserts of eastern Washington. How do these crazy stone pillars form? How old are they?


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Nick Zentner

Nick Zentner is the science outreach and education coordinator for the Department of Geological Sciences at Central Washington University.  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.  

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I would love to see your video, but get an error message

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Sorry about that. The video is fixed now.

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