SUNY Ulster Presents John Burroughs Natural Science Lecture Series: Tropical Seas and First Forests - New York 400 Million Years Ago

A drive through the rocks of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains tells the history of New York long before the dinosaurs. Marine shells and coral reefs in the valley indicate an environment of shallow tropical seas. Fossil trees and strata of the Catskills record a history of some of Earth’s earliest forests and an Andes-scale mountain belt in New England. Time travel to a very different New York State with Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten of the New York State Museum. This event is free.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7 pm to 8:30pm
College Lounge, SUNY Ulster
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge