2021-10 Island Geology
This event takes place on the following dates
10/28/2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
11/4/2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
11/11/2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
11/18/2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Instructor: Giorgio Caramanna | Geology Researcher & Educator

The landscape of Martha’s Vineyard and its geological story are strongly intertwined. From the coastal beaches and sandbars of Katama, to the cliffs of Gay Head, from the central plain of the Correllus State Forest to the rolling hills of Chilmark, all those features have been shaped by different forces through the island’s geological life. In this course we will explore the island in terms of how its current landscape has been created by ancient events and how this landscape will likely evolve in the future under the action of the current natural events. We will also understand how the specific geological structure of the Vineyard influences one of its most precious and vulnerable resources: the groundwater. Join us in this travel through time to better understand the natural history of our unique island.

4 WEEKS | THURSDAYS | 6-7PM | OCT 28-NOV 18 | LIVE ONLINE | $109
  • Due to Covid, this course is being held online with live instruction. Students must have access to a reliable computer and internet connection for the duration of the course. A Zoom account is not necessary.
  • Zoom invite will be emailed to students at least 1 hour before each class begins. Invite may come from instructor or ACE MV.
  • If minimum enrollment is not met, courses may be postponed to a later date or cancelled. Students will be notified of postponement or cancellation at least 3 hours before course begins.
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