DC and O&R Community Environmental Studies Workshop: Geology of the Palisades

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Time: 10:15 am  to  3:15 pm
Location: Prusmack Center, room 321

Come learn about our local environment!

Geology of the Palisades

This monthly free workshop series will cover diverse topics geared towards learning about our local environment and what we can all do to become good stewards of our communities. Workshops will be led by experts and are free to members of the community. Participants can sign up for individual sessions or the whole series.

This workshop includes a field trip!

During this workshop, attendees will develop an interest, understanding and appreciation for the geology of the Rockland area.  We will learn the differences between the three basic types of rocks that make up the area surrounding the Palisades State Park. During the field trip, we will see excellent examples of the process of weathering as well as the erosive power of rivers. We will visit several areas of interest and, in addition to their scenic beauty, we will learn that they represent excellent examples of important geologic events. While exploring these areas, we will identify some of the environmental issues that have affected the quality of the Hudson River.  We will visit two different locations at along the Hudson River and hike relatively flat areas of approximately 1.5 miles. Although the trail is relatively flat, some sections are covered with rocks creating an uneven trail to walk on. Bring water, wear comfortable shoes for hiking and walking on uneven ground, and a small backpack to carry your things.

Workshop leader: Hannah Murphy, Adjunct instructor of Earth Science, Dominican University

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP AT dcworkshops@dc.edu: