May 02 2024


7:00 pm

Geology Program with Jeri Jones: The Rise and Fall of the Appalachians | Buttonwood Nature Center, Waynesboro

Thursday May 2nd, 2024 * 7:00 PM
Geologist Jeri Jones presents a program on local geology on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Avenue in Waynesboro.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Hosted by Buttonwood Nature Center, home of The Institute in partnership with the Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, “The Rise and Fall of the Appalachians” combines fun with education and continues Buttonwood’s popular Geology Rocks! annual geology series.
In this year’s program, Jones discusses the legendary Appalachian mountains, beginning with how the mountains were formed.
He will talk about the rocks, minerals, fossils, mineral resources, caves and earthquakes in the Appalachians.
Participants will learn how high the ancient mountains were when originally formed, compared to today’s height.
Questions are welcome and samples of minerals and fossils will be available.
For more information on the program, visit
A native of York, Pa., Jones holds a degree in geoarchaeology.
His research includes special interests in mining and geologic history, groundwater resources and southeastern Pennsylvania earthquakes.
Jones has conducted field trips and programs across the U.S., and is a consultant to several area quarries.
Jones teaches lifelong learning classes at Penn State-York.
He received the Digman Award for Geologic Excellence from the Eastern Chapter of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
The author of four books and numerous articles, Jones also narrated a geologic education video series.

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