Interpreting the Geology of Grand Teton National Park
Description: The Tetons in Northwestern Wyoming are arguably the most spectacular peaks in the Rocky Mountains. Millions of tourists to Grand Teton National Park each year are awed by its rugged mountain grandeur.
Park signs and interpretive rangers also explain the geological history of the Teton Range and its companion valley, Jackson Hole. Visitors are told that the mountains have been incrementally rising and the valley dropping over several million years. The range is said to be still forming and will continue to do so well into the future.
Bible believers should ask whether this is the best interpretation of Teton geology. Or could the Teton landscape have formed, given a Creation-Flood model of earth history? Please join us as Dr. Keith Swenson presents a beautiful Power Point program in which he addresses the park’s secular message and then proposes a biblically-based alternative interpretation.
Speaker: Dr. Keith Swenson is a retired medical doctor who now teaches courses in biology and geology at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. He also served for twenty years as President of Portland’s Design Science Association and was on the board of the Seven Wonders Museum near Mount St. Helens. Keith especially enjoys leading field trips and has taken thousands to Mount St. Helens, the Columbia Gorge, Northwest forests and the Grand Canyon. He co-leads, with Dr. Steve Austin, periodic trips into the “Little Grand Canyon” at Mount St. Helens. Keith has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Idaho and an M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He and his wife, Connie, have four grown children.