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New York ESTA Geologic Field Conference 2014
Geologic Field Trip - a Field Study of Finger Lake Region Bedrock Strata for Devonian Features as well as Evidence of Glaciation
The class will experience a series of geologic investigations focused on glacial features as well as the Devonian time period. There will be 15 hours of lecture/investigation. Investigations include, field study of Taughonnock Falls Gorge and Watkins Glen Gorge. Lecture at the Paleontological Research Institution as well as a surface investigation of Watkins Glen State ParkGorges, waterfalls and outstanding beauty define the Finger Lakes Region.
This region has been carved by glaciers and scoured by streams. This is the iconic wine country we know in New York. Glaciers moved through shallow river valleys leaving in its place deep, steep-sided gouges across the plateau. When the glaciers receded 10,000 years ago, water filled these new troughs, creating the 11 Finger Lakes. Streams and waterfalls cut away at sedimentary rock to form our beautiful and unique gorges.
Venue name if any:
Anchor Inn & Marina
3425 Salt Point Road
Fee for participation:
$75 members $85 non-members
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:30am to Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:00pm