NESTA Field Trip - Boston 2008

NATIONAL EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION FIELD TRIP

Pudding Stone, Woods Hole, Seafood, Glacial Geology, and Plymouth Harbor.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008

Departs WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT HOTEL
425 Summer St.

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tentative Schedule

  1. Randolph MA.
    View a huge outcrop of Roxbury Pudding Stone. Puddingstone, or Pudding stone, is a conglomerate rock made up of a mixture of different, irregular sized grains and pebbles held together by a finer matrix, usually formed from quartz sand. The sedimentary rock is formed in river channels and may contain various minerals such as chromite, corundum, platinum, diamond, gold, sapphire, and zircon. Its name is said to derive from a resemblance to Christmas pudding. This type-rock is very common in the Boston Basin.
  2. Woods Hole, MA.
  3. Seafood Sam's for Lunch
  4. Visit to the Woods Hole Docks - Staff will assist with a tour of the facility, including one of the research ships if it is in port.
  5. Marine resources Facility at Woods Hole.
    The Marine Biological Lab at Woods Hole operates this facility.
  6. Depart for Boston. A stop will be made to look at the glacial geology of part of Cape Cod on the return home, with a stop at Plymouth MA to see the harbor where the Pilgrims set up their first settlement.
  7. Arrive Back in Boston between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.

Tom Vaughn, a NESTA member, will be on the tour to explain the geological parts of the tour.

NESTA MEMBER: $50

NON-MEMBER: $65 (includes 1 year NESTA membership)

Register online now

Fee includes transportation only; you will be responsible for your own lunch

URL: 
Venue name if any: 
WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT HOTEL
Address: 
425 Summer St.
Fee for participation: 
$50 member, $65 non-member
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

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