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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.
- 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.
- Woods Hole, MA.
- Seafood Sam's for Lunch
- 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.
- Marine resources Facility at Woods Hole.
The Marine Biological Lab at Woods Hole operates this facility.
- 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.
- 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)
Fee includes transportation only; you will be responsible for your own lunch
Venue name if any:
WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT HOTEL
425 Summer St.
Fee for participation:
$50 member, $65 non-member
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 8:00am to 5:30pm