BOOKS: Learn about local geology with Dave Tucker on May 11

Dave Tucker talks about his new book, “Geology Underfoot in Western Washington,” a comprehensive guide to the region’s geology, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St.

Tucker is a research associate in the geology department at Western Washington University and is director of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports research at the active volcano and educates the public about volcanic hazards of Mount Baker.

Tucker has been mapping Baker’s geology since the mid-1990s, in particular the distribution of volcanic ash deposits. He leads public field trips, gives presentations about the geology of Northwest Washington, and is author of a popular blog, Northwest Geology Field Trips.

Suggested donation is $3; free for museum members. Details: 360-778-8930, whatcommuseum.org.