Come celebrate Lawetlat'la (a.k.a. Mount St. Helens) Day at the 2nd Annual Volcano Conference

May 16 in the LCC Student Center Cafeteria
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome and keynote address
Conference speakers and musical performances

Topics we'll explore

  • How Mount St. Helens and other explosive volcanoes are monitored
  • How Lawetlat'la was renamed as Mt. St. Helens
  • The geologic history of Lawetlat’la (a.k.a. Mount St. Helens)
  • The long-term indigenous history of the Pacific Northwest

Keynote Speaker at 12:15 pm

  • Dr. Alexa Van Eaton, Volcano Scientist, Cascade Volcano Observatory


11:45 am Introduction to Lawetlat’la volcano, Dr. Morgan Salisbury, LCC
12:15 pm Keynote: Monitoring Explosive Volcanoes, Dr. Alexa Van Eaton, CVO
1:15 pm Musical performance by the Evergreens
1:30 pm LCC: Human Prehistory of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Trey Batey
2:00 pm How Lawetlat'la was renamed Mount St. Helens
2:20 pm Musical performance by Lindsay Williams
2:30 pm The May 18, 1980 eruption, by LCC Geology Club
3:00 pm
Memories of the 1980 eruption
3:45 pm Sounds of the Urkontinent Diaspora, a pedal steel guitar performance
by Barry Walker Jr.

Mount Saint Helens Photo

Mount Saint Helens Photo

Mount St. Helens volcano is known as Lawetlat’la
to the local Cowlitz tribe.

This event is put on by Lower Columbia College Geology Club. Free and open to the public.