January 02, 2009

Stories in Stone

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications

Many people love living in Seattle for its proximity to the Great Outdoors. You don't have to travel far to find yourself surrounded by the natural world. But what about those of us urban dwellers who don't make it outside the city limits quite often enough?

David Williams, an educator at the Burke Museum and a freelance writer, reminds us that even in an urban landscape, "you don't need to travel far to find interesting natural history stories." In his blog, Stories in Stone, David cites many examples of how people connect to geology through the use of stone as a building material.

For example: did you know the limestone walls of Sea-Tac airport's Concourse A food court are covered in Jurassic era fossils? Next time you're stuck waiting for a flight, go see what you can find!