Thursday, July 31, 2014

Explore Stones On Audubon Society Field Trip On Saturday

The Seattle Audubon Society is having a fieldtrip on Saturday from 10-noon called "Stories in Stone" with David B. Williams, Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology, and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City.  

The information says:
Most people do not think of looking for geology from the sidewalks of Seattle, but for the intrepid geologist any good rock can tell a fascinating story.  All one has to do is look at building stone in downtown Seattle to find a range of rocks equal to any assembled by plate tectonics.   
Furthermore, building stones provide the foundation for constructing stories about cultural as well as natural history. On this 1.5-mile long walk, we will explore stone ranging from 3.5-billion years old to 120,000 years old, limestone chock full of fossils, and rock used by the Romans to build the Coliseum. We will discuss history, geology, and architecture to give you a new way to appreciate the urban wilds of Seattle.

The cost is $40 for non-members. Go here for more information.

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