Geology Rocks! Program with Jeri Jones at The Institute

Geology Rocks! Program with Jeri Jones at The Institute

Thursday April 7th, 2022 * 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In partnership with the Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club
Geologist Jeri Jones returns to present another FUN, fascinating look into our shared geological history. 
In partnership with Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club.
Geologist Jeri Jones presents a tour of eastern Pennsylvania’s geology.
Topics include rocks, minerals and fossils, the Ice Age, cool locations to visit—plus, learn how everything formed over the past one billion years. 
The geology of eastern Pennsylvania covers a span from about a billion years ago when we were part of a supercontinent named Rodinia.
Over time, the landmass split apart and an ocean known as the Lapetus formed. 
About 350–150 million years ago, the area experienced continental collision, which formed another supercontinent named Pangaea and broke apart into the world we know today. 
Finally, the Ice Age was the latest chapter written in our geologic history, which created extensive weathering and erosion.
Questions are welcome and samples of minerals and fossils will be available.
The program is free but registration is required. Call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Jeri will lead a carpool-style field trip exploring local geology on April 9—check it out here!
Geology of Eastern Pennsylvania

Geology of Eastern Pennsylvania

Thursday March 25th, 2021 * 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free. Presented via Zoom.
Hosted by geologist Jeri Jones, with geoscientist Brittany Martin.
This PowerPoint program explores interesting sites that show a particular story of the region’s geology. These sites will be divided into categories such as rock types, fossils, minerals, tectonic forces, and Ice Age. We will conclude with a short geologic history summary for the region.
Participants will receive a custom-made study guide via email.
To register for this free program, send an email to info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org. You will receive the Zoom meeting link once it has been created.
What a Shaky Program on Pennsylvania Earthquakes

What a Shaky Program on Pennsylvania Earthquakes

Thursday March 18th, 2021 * 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free. Presented via Zoom.
Hosted by geologist Jeri Jones, with geoscientist Brittany Martin.
Learn about how and where earthquakes occur. Also learn how earthquakes are measured, and where in Pennsylvania they have occurred.
An audience participation segment is included. All participants will receive via email a map that will be used to locate a tremor.
To register for this free program, send an email to info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org. You will receive the Zoom meeting link once it has been created.
March Geology Series: Rocks and Minerals

March Geology Series: Rocks and Minerals

Thursday March 4th, 2021 * 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free program, presented online via Zoom.
Hosted by geologist Jeri Jones, with geoscientist Brittany Martin.
The program will show which physical properties to use for identifying minerals, and what to look for when you are trying to identify a rock.
An audience participation segment is included.
All participants will receive mineral and rock identification charts via email prior to the program.
To register for this free program, send an email to info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org. You will receive the Zoom meeting link once it has been created.