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Stories behind the Stones: The Geologic History of New York State

Thursday, April 22nd | 7:00pm-8:45pm | 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 that grade school rock cycle knowledge, examine fossils, and fathom moving continents and mile-thick ice sheets 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 much more.

This class is appropriate for ages 14+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

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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