How well do you know the Sea to Sky Region?

Join Quest’s Dr. Steve Quane on March 26 at the VanDusen Garden for an exploration of this spectacular region that’s home to many beautiful and rare geologic features.

Much of our young landscape is sculpted by Fire and Ice; the dynamic interplay between erupting volcanoes and glacial ice. We see precipitous pinnacles and curved pillars of rock as well as flat-topped mountains and bodies of water in odd locations. How did these features form? How do we know? This presentation will be a virtual field trip where Steve presents new research findings on several local features including Garibaldi Lake, the Black Tusk, and Mt. Fee to better understand the past, present and future of our surroundings.

About Dr. Steve Quane
Steve has a passion for field and experiential education. An expert in volcanology, he has taught a wide range of courses in Hawaii, Mexico, BC, the American Southwest, and Yellowstone National Park. His research is focused on young landscapes sculpted by volcanic eruptions and the associated geologic hazards. One of his interests is to understand the timing of volcanic and glacial events that created Garibaldi Lake, a stunning and geologically unique local feature. He also investigates the formation of eruptive products from both explosive and effusive eruptions. Steve once worked as a science advisor for US Congressman (now Senator) Tom Udall of New Mexico. He has taught on the Block Plan for more than 12 years, starting as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colorado College before joining Quest.

Location: VanDusen Botanical Gardens – Floral Hall

As spaces are limited, please register online at

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