Stories in Stone: A Hike with Geologist Richard Little
April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The ancient stories of the Pioneer Valley’s formation are written in the stone that forms our landscape. Geologist Richard Little knows how to read those stories, and will share them with you during this special walk and talk program.
Join us on Saturday, April 7 from 1 pm – 4 pm at Little Tom Mountain, a part of the Mount Tom Range that is owned by the Trustees. This hike will be roughly one mile round-trip on a moderately rough woodland trail with about 200 feet of elevation gain. We will see the large lava flow of Mount Tom, as well as an intrusion of lava in Little Tom. Professor Little will show us how to distinguish between surface lava flows and magma injected either between or through rock layers, called dikes and sills, and you’ll see evidence of faulting and glacial deposits that cap the hills.
Richard Little is Geology Professor Emeritus at Greenfield Community College, and was inducted into the Massachusetts Science Educator Hall of Fame in 2004.
Registration is required and space is limited to 25 participants. The program is free, but donations are welcome. There is no rain date for this program.