Odyssey summer: The Dust Bowl

What is called the Dust Bowl started in 1931 with the beginning of a drought, and it ended only with the coming of the rains in 1939. It is both a location and an event and ranks as one of the worst man-made ecological blunders in history. But the real story of the Dust Bowl starts with the opening of the Plains to settlement in 1854, and the overplowing and overgrazing of those lands. Then came the drought and storms, the worst of which carried more than 300,000 tons of Great Plains topsoil, twice as much dirt as was dug out of the Earth to create the Panama Canal.

91085901 via Zoom
Wednesday, July 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $27 (1 virtual session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discounts. For all inquiries, email odyssey@jhu.edu.