Massachusetts has a fascinating history written in its rocks and dirt. Throughout the eons, this part of the country has seen volcanoes and earthquakes, been a tropical island and been compressed under miles of ice. We will explore our local and regional geology through virtual field trips to learn about some of our geological wonders including rocks and minerals, glaciers and stonewalls, continental drift, dinosaurs, and monadnocks and meadows. Participants will be encouraged to share and discuss their favorite geological photos or artifacts.
ZOOM LINK: Available to paid and registered members on our website https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links
INSTRUCTOR: Martha Gach is Conservation Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester and teaches at Worcester State University. She holds her doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan and taught in the Peace Corps in Central Africa. She directs adult education program at Broad Meadow Brook.
RECOMMENDED BOOK: Roadside Geology of Massachusetts by James Skehan. Mountain Press. ISBN 0878424296.
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