Deep Dive: Sonoma Mountain Geologic & Climactic Evolution

How did Sonoma Mountain and the surrounding terrain form? SSU Geology Instructor Nicole Myers will lead you on a virtual geologic exploration of the formation of Sonoma County over the last ~140 million years. Learn how tectonic, seismic, and volcanic events formed the rocks, valleys, and mountains around us. This presentation is intended for geo-beginners and self-proclaimed-geology-nerds alike and will serve as an introduction to the local geologic processes & climactic trends that comprise the natural forces that form our home land, including wildfires, floods, and earthquakes.


Nicole Myers, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Environment and Planning, Sonoma State University

Nicole developed a passion for understanding the Earth from a childhood fascination with rocks and volcanoes, and now teaches others to appreciate planet Earth. Nicole has been teaching at Sonoma State University since 2007, and brings her enthusiasm for Earth appreciation,, to the community through academic classes such as Age of the Dinosaurs & Natural Disasters, earth science field explorations, stone jewelry creation, and earth science stories.


No previous experience or knowledge is required. This event is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early, as it may take more than one attempt if servers are busy.

How to Sign Up

Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

Admission Fees
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Contact Name
Kerry Wininger
Date & Time Registration Link
Thursday, June, 4, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm