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Utah Museum of Natural History Presents Avalanches with Craig Gordon

The Utah Museum of Natural History presents Avalanches with Craig Gordon Scientist in the Spotlight on 12/17/2010 at 2:00-4:00 PM.

Avalanche Forecaster Craig Gordon has been predicting snow slides for more than 30 years. Join Craig and discover how and where avalanches form. Learn some ways you can predict and avoid avalanches. And, see some of the latest avalanche forecasting equipment.

Craig Gordon
Craig is the sole avalanche forecaster for the western Uinta Mountains–an area accessed primarily by snowmobile–and also handles much of the avalanche education for snowmobile groups. Craig has done avalanche control for Brighton Ski Area in Utah since the mid 1980’s and then worked as a helicopter ski guide. He has worked for the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center since 2000. Craig recently developed the Know Before You Go avalanche education program for young adults in Utah, which has been extremely popular. The program is a 15-minute video with a PowerPoint presentation and is taught either by Craig or one of a team of local avalanche professionals. The program has directly reached over 100,000 students to date.

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