It’s so nice when we hear that adults who were Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program volunteers have gone on to higher education and careers in water sciences and other natural resource fields. Here’s a great post from Stephanie Lynn, whose father Gary is a long-time Bug Nights veteran.
The Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee and St. Paul’s School are proud to co-host the presentation “Bones of Stone: How New Hampshire’s Geology and Glaciology Formed the Granite State” by Michael Caduto as part of the UMRLAC’s Winter Community Program and SPS’s Birckhead Science Lecture Series.
About the event
Eons before people arrived in New Hampshire, the forces of nature sculpted the land. Continents collided. Seas opened and closed. Mountain ranges rose and fell. Each wave of rock that broke upon these shores left a fragment behind—a piece of the fascinating geologic puzzle we now call New Hampshire. The last glacier transformed the landscape before melting back about 14,000 years ago. Through story, slides, and discussion Michael Caduto shows how the dynamics of New Hampshire’s geology and glaciology have impacted the landforms, environments, and land use patterns of the terrain we see today.
About the presenter
Michael J. Caduto—author of A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples (University Press of New England)—is known internationally for his entertaining, dynamic presentations of science, culture, storytelling, song and stewardship. His popular books include Pond and Brook: A Guide to Nature in Freshwater Environments, the Keepers of the Earth® series, Earth Tales from Around the World and Native American Gardening. Michael’s latest books are Riparia’s River(Tilbury House Publishers) and Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Science Projects for Kids (Storey Publishing), which recently won the Teacher’s Choice Award. His other awards include the Aesop Prize, NAPPA Gold Award, Storytelling World Honor Award, New England Environmental Educator Award and New York State Art & Literary Award. In 1984 he founded P.E.A.C.E®—Programs for Environmental Awareness & Cultural Exchange—to promote Earth Stewardship and cultural diversity. He has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East presenting performances, workshops, and keynotes to more than 400,000 people.
The event will be located at St. Paul’s School in the Lindsay Center Lecture Hall on the campus off Pleasant Street in Concord. A campus map may be viewed at https://www.sps.edu/ftpimages/36/misc/misc_83154.pdf
Light refreshments are provided by the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee and St. Paul’s School beginning at 6:45 PM. The event will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. This event is made available free of charge and open to the public but space is limited so please register by clicking here. For further information, please contact Michele L. Tremblay, Chair, UMRLAC at 603.796.2615 or UMRLAC@MerrimackRiver.org.
Elizabeth Franz from the Concord Monitor came to visit Bug Nights last night and created a short story and photo essay. Click here to see more and learn how you can join the fun next week.