The Connecticut River Valley in Franklin County is one of the best places to study geology in the world. There is amazing diversity in our rocks and landscape. This program will give you an introduction to local geology and teach you how to identify rocks and landforms, enabling you to read the great stories recorded in stone.
Notes/Directions: Meet at GCC Main Campus at 10am for a one hour introduction to the amazing geology history of the Valley followed by a tour of rock and fossil collections at the College, including the new Geo Path. After a one hour lunch break there will be a field trip. The field component will begin at 1:00pm under the French King Bridge, on Dorsey Road, and travel to the west back to Greenfield. There will be roadside stops and also short walks along moderately difficult, uneven forest paths. Be prepared for weather conditions. Transportation is not provided, carpooling is suggested. Event will be held rain or shine.