History Group Talk June 2016

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The talk by Kirsty Peake at the June meeting was on the topic of The World’s First National Park.

Kirsty took us from Dartmoor National Park to Yellowstone National Park.  It was founded in 1872 for the purpose of protecting the thermal features.  Comparisons were made between the two National Parks.  We learnt that Yellowstone is a super volcano and saw the devastation of the last three eruptions compared with Mt. St. Helen’s in 1980.  Kirsty explained about the thermal features and that Yellowstone has 60% of the world’s geysers.   Not just geysers but hot springs as well!  We saw rocks being formed, some hard and slow moving and others soft and fast moving.  We explored some of the geology of the Park and saw the wonderful landscapes it produces.  There was an introduction to some of the animals that live in the Park, bears, elk, big horn sheep, pronghorn etc. and the birds as well.


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