Holyoke Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 3/27/2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: Holey Basalt! Amazing Geology Stories of Mt. Tom and Mt. Holyoke, with Richard Little
Contact: Kari Blood, 413-549-1097
Location: Community Room
Description: The iconic landscapes of the Pioneer Valley are widely celebrated. But how did this unique region of floodplains and mountain ranges that support our farms and forests come to be?
Join Professor Richard Little on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Holyoke Public Library to learn about the development of this significant landscape that forms the backbone of the Connecticut River Valley. Learn about how the dramatic topography of the Valley came to be, beginning with the supercontinent of Pangea, the impact of glaciers and ancient Lake Hitchcock, as well as features like flood basalts, dikes, and sills. This talk is organized and sponsored by the Kestrel Land Trust.

Richard Little is Geology Professor Emeritus at Greenfield Community College, and was inducted into the Massachusetts Science Educator Hall of Fame in 2004. This program is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and registration on the Kestrel Trust website is strongly encouraged. 

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