GEO 221 Field Trip to John Boyd Thacher State Park

Two-dozen students and faculty examined the geology of the Helderberg Escarpment along the Indian Ladder Trail in John Boyd Thacher State Park on October 23, 2016.  The annual trip in the “Understanding the Earth” (GEO 221) course is designed to encourage students to observe various features they see in the rocks along the trail, such as sedimentary structures and fossils, and then use their observations to build a model of carbonate sediment deposition that occurred in New York State over 400 million years ago.  

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