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PIR Live Event - Volcanoes
This week on PIR Live Event we are joined by Dr. Peter Hollings. As a geochemist and petrologist Dr. Hollings studies igneous rocks and one of the best ways to do that is by studying volcanoes. Dr. Hollings has been lucky enough to visit a number of active volcanoes around the world and will talk about his experiences and what we can learn from them, both in terms of volcanic hazards and what they tell us about ancient environments.

Dr. Hollings regularly applies what he learns in modern settings to better understand the rocks of northern Ontario. This allows him to make inferences about the environmental conditions in which those rocks formed over 2.7 billion years ago!

Join us to ask your questions and get answers LIVE! (Questions can be submitted live within the webinar window or emailed in advance to

This webinar is intended for grades 4-8
The duration of this webinar will be approximately 30-35 minutes.

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Mar 26, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Pete Hollings
Chair & Professor, Department of Geology Director, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration (CESME) @Lakehead University