Lecture: Geological History of the Connecticut River Valley

November 2, Thursday, 7 p.m.

In this illustrated lecture, retired geologist David Howell will relate how the New England we know today has been on a continuous tectonic journey for 350 million years.

“The region around Brattleboro is essentially a 350 million year old ‘ledge,'” explains Howell, “We have opened and closed ocean basins, witnessed volcanic eruptions, experienced giant earthquakes and the Earth cracking beneath our feet, been over ridden by the bulldozing of continental crust, and more than once been buried beneath a mile of ice.” This presentation will provide an opportunity to understand both our region’s geological development and the resulting geology that characterizes Brattleboro today.

David Howell is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Geological Society of America and was a consulting professor at Stanford University.

ADMISSION: $5 at the door, free for BMAC members and children 18 and under