This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Geology of Africa: East Africa and the Great Rift Valley Evening Lecture/Seminar Monday, April 11, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1NV120 Location: This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series. Select your Tickets Materials for this program Handout Resize text Kilimanjaro volcano (Kirt Kempter) Join geologist Kirt Kempter for a fascinating survey of the African continent that covers a distinctive geologic history that extends from billions of years ago to today. Enhanced by numerous maps, photos, diagrams, and Google Earth imagery, Kempter explores the big-picture geology of the continent of Africa before looking more closely at the Great Rift Valley, which traverses Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. The rift is actively tearing the continent apart, fostering grand volcanic landforms such as Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro caldera. In addition to rift-related volcanic activity, he examines sedimentary deposits within the rift, such as those at Olduvai gorge, that have preserved countless vertebrate fossils, including a variety of important hominin fossil discoveries over the past five decades. Additional Program Opportunity: Join Kempter on May 9 for The Geology of Southern Africa. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.