Geology Walk: Glacial Erratics
with Dr. J. Bret Bennington
Saturday, November 21st, 11:00 am
Inlet Pond County Park, Greenport
Limit is 12 people, masks and registration required.
Register by email to NFASprograms@gmail.com
$20 suggested donation
Join North Fork Audubon Society and Dr. J. Bret Bennington for an interpretive walk at Inlet Pond County Park to discuss the evidence that Long Island formed from glaciers, the different kinds of rocks found along the north shore and where they came from, and what we learn from glacial erratics. We will also cover the basics of rock identification specific to Long Island. It is a moderate hike down to the beach, where we will explore the glacial erratics and stones along the shoreline before heading back up into the bluffs.
Dr. J. Bret Bennington is Professor of Geology and Chair of the Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability at Hofstra University where he has been teaching for 27 years. Trained as a paleontologist, Dr. Bennington is also interested in regional geology and the geologic history of Long Island, his home for most of his life. In 2019 he was honored with the Neil Miner Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences.
All programs held at The Roy Latham Nature Center and Inlet Pond County Park are co-sponsored by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Parks.