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Ancient Places

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Ancient Places

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Outdoor Class

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Titans of the Ice Age Exhibit

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Titans of the Ice Age Exhibit

This February through May, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane will be featuring a major exhibit assembled by Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History.  Titans of the Ice Age fills four large galleries with all things mammoth and mastodon, and Jack will be doing a presentation and leading a field trip in celebration of our area’s close connection to the scientific history of the Columbia Mammoth.

For more information visit

https://www.northwestmuseum.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits/titans-of-the-ice-age-mammoths-and-mastodons.cfm

February 22 – The Return of the Columbia Mammoth

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in News | Comments Off on February 22 – The Return of the Columbia Mammoth

Based on an essay that appeared in Nisbet’s book Visible Bones plus extensive further research and updates, this talk will focus on the story of the Hangman and Pine Creek discoveries in 1876. They resulted in North American’s first mounted mammoth at the Field Museum and the type specimen of Mammut columbi at the American Museum of Natural History, as well as ongoing activity in the scientific world.

For details go to

https://www.northwestmuseum.org/calendar/all-events.cfm/event/the-return-of-the-columbia-mammoth

April 22 – Exploring Washington’s Mammoth Steppe

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in News | Comments Off on April 22 – Exploring Washington’s Mammoth Steppe

Dr. Dan Fisher of the University of Michigan, who has worked on woolly mammoth sites in Siberia, will join Jack on a bus trip to the Hangman Creek site where the Coplen brothers unearthed the bones of multiple Columbia mammoths. We will continue on to Steptoe Butte to consider what the landscape might have looked like when these giants roamed the Palouse.

Limited space. For registration contact David Brum, Adult Education and Events Coordinator at David.Brum@northwestmuseum.org

Book Signing at Auntie’s Bookstore

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Book Signing at Auntie’s Bookstore

Local writer and naturalist Jack Nisbet, will be at Auntie’s Bookstore to sign and personalize copies of his books for you!

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Indies First 2016

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Indies First 2016

On Saturday, November 26, Jack will serve as guest staff at Aunties Bookstore in Spokane from 1:00-3:00 pm.

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Jack’s memorial piece for geologist Roy Breckenridge

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Jack’s memorial piece for geologist Roy Breckenridge

Jack’s memorial piece for geologist Roy Breckenridge has been posted on the web site of the Ice Age Floods Institute. You can see it by visiting  www.iafi.org.

Chasing Roots Event Update – November 17

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Chasing Roots Event Update – November 17

Event Title: “Chasing Roots: Untangling the Puzzle of Wild Parsley and Biscuitroots”

Presenter: Jack Nisbet

Day/Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Eco Hub @ the Willamette Heritage Center

Address: 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem (on the first floor of the Wool Warehouse)

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Public Contact: Catherine Alexander, Straub Environmental Center Executive Director

Phone: 503-302-4645

Email: Info@StraubEnvironmentalCenter.org

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2016 Washington State Book Awards Finalist

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in News | Comments Off on 2016 Washington State Book Awards Finalist

Jack Nisbet’s book Ancient Places is a finalist in the non-fiction category of this year’s Washington State Book Awards. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 8, after an authors’ reading at the Seattle Public Library that begins at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to 

http://www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-news-releases/wsba-finalists-announced-914.

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