Utah Museum of Natural History Curator, Mitchell Power, to talk about how Salt Lake Valley evolved.
SALT LAKE CITY - Curator of the Utah Museum of Natural History's Garrett Herbarium, Dr. Mitchell Power, will be giving a free lecture on the natural history of the Salt Lake Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. The event will be at the Zions Bank branch office in West Jordan (3913 West 9000 South) where the Traveling Treasures exhibit is currently on display.
Looking at the living, breathing history of the Salt Lake Valley, Power will give a lecture examining the natural history of the valley. He will talk about the environment around Lake Bonneville 20,000 years ago and how it evolved into what it looks like today, highlighting its distinguishable and unique features which can be easily found on day hikes around the foothills.
Traveling Treasures is sponsored by the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah and Zions Bank and is entering its 14th year of the partnership. The exhibit, titled County Collage; Experience Utah's Natural History, showcases the fascinating natural history with an artifact from each county across the state.