Events

Geology of the Finger Lakes

Penn Yan Public Library

The Finger Lakes Region contains some of New York's most distinctive and beautiful landscapes. What clues about New York's recent and more ancient geological past can we read from the land-forms and rocks we encounter every day?  Glaciers produced much of what we see, but rocks underneath the glacial features tell an even older story about ancient tropical seas, volcanoes, and mountains on the horizon, armored fish, the very first forests, strange amphibians, and more. 


About the presenter: "By geological standards of time, David Kendrick was born and grew up in Indiana, earned a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Harvard, studied rocks and fossils in places like Utah, montana, Jamaica, the Bahamas, New York, Australia, Sweden, and the Netherlands, and became an Associate Professor of Geoscience at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, all in the blink of an eye."

July 30 2018

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM