Schist and Ice

Date: 23‑Sep‑2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pitcher Brook
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Come learn a bit about regional geology while walking down to Pitcher Brook. Along the way we'll get a basic introduction to the different types of rocks and how they form, followed by a closer inspection and discussion of the rocks exposed near the falls. If there's time, we'll stop to visit a glacial erratic on the way back, taking a quick look at the more recent geologic history of the area.


  • Tarin Weiss, Geology Professor WSU, past president of the New England section of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
  • Mike Young, Geology Professor, Westfield State University
Pre-registration is required. Email Laura Stinnett or call 413-454-3232 before September 18th and leave a message. There is a $5 donation requested. Heavy rain cancels event.
Parking for this event is at the street entrance. Meet at the lower parking lot near the large kiosk.
This event has ended, but we have lots of upcoming activities! See our activities page for things to do.

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