Monday, April 17th | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Stories behind the Stones: The Geologic History of New York State


Appreciate New York State’s beautifully diverse landscape on a deeper level during your next road trip or visit to a local park! This class will dust off your grade school rock cycle knowledge, guide you through examining fossils, and fathom moving continents and mile-thick ice sheets. Learn to understand the unifying, billion-year geologic story behind the state’s natural features, including rugged Adirondack and Catskill peaks, long Finger Lakes, deep Genesee gorges, sandy Long Island beaches, sculpted Bristol and Allegheny hills, imposing Central Park boulders, voluminous waterfalls, and more.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+.

This class will take place indoors at Warner Castle, located at 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620. Parking is available in the lot directly outside of Warner Castle, or along Reservoir Avenue.

If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc). Lift access is available at the rear of the building.

About the teacher:
Tyler Lucero has connected people to our natural and human heritage as an interpreter at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, a science teacher in the Rochester City School District, a naturalist at West Irondequoit's Helmer Nature Center, and an interpretive ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. He studied geology and history at Brown University, and has traveled widely to wild and historic places across the United States, but loves the people, landscape, and history of his native Western New York best.

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