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.
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Class ticket purchases are non-refundable for any reason, however a credit or transfer may be granted if requested 7+ days prior to your scheduled class. For more information on our policies, please visit our FAQ.
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Meet 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.
One of Rochester’s most distinctive buildings, Warner Castle is located in Highland Park. Built in 1854, the residence was modeled after a Scottish castle. Today the Castle is the home of The Landmark Society of Western New York and offers a strategic opportunity for the sensitive redevelopment and re-use of a unique property located in the city’s oldest park.