Eldridge Moores (1938-2018) joined the UC Davis Geology Department (now Earth and Planetary Sciences) in 1966 and taught geology there for 47 years. His geological career spanned all continents. His studies, including plate tectonics, helped revolutionize our understanding of the geological history of Earth.
Judy Moores married Eldridge in 1965, and together they raised three children. She volunteered in local schools for several years, served on the Yolo County School Board, and co-founded the Davis Science Center, now called Explorit. In 1999, she was awarded the C.A. Covell Davis Citizen of the Year Award for her volunteer efforts. Together the Moores have introduced a few thousand people to the geology of northern California