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“Holey Basalt!” Amazing Geology Stories in Mount Tom & the Mount Holyoke Range

Holyoke Public Library 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA, United States

The iconic landscapes of the Pioneer Valley are widely celebrated. But how did this unique region of floodplains and mountain ranges that support our farms and forests come to be? Find out the answers to fascinating mysteries with Richard Little, an expert on the geological history of the Connecticut River Valley. The Holyoke Range extends…

Stories in Stone: A Hike with Geologist Richard Little

Holyoke, MA Holyoke, MA, United States

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,…

How Rivers Shape the Landscape: Learning with the Land

Amherst, MA Amherst, MA, United States

In this installment of our "Learning with the Land" video series, UMass Amherst geologist Brian Yellen takes you to Amethyst Brook in Amherst to explore how the river was formed, and how the water changes the landscape over time. You'll also learn how human activity has impacted the shape and health of this area, both…

Natural History of the Mt. Tom Range

Mount Tom , United States

The Mount Tom Range is an iconic part of the landscape in the Valley. Rocky cliffs, scenic vistas, and miles of trails provide opportunities for everything from rugged hikes to hawk watching to family picnics. The area’s unique geology also provides critical habitat for wildlife and rare plant communities. Join us on Saturday, October 2nd…

From Africa to North America: Geology of Cave Hill Conservation Area

Cave Hill Conservation Area

Geologists from around the world have used the spectacular geology of the Leverett area to learn about the workings of our planet and possible things to come. Join us on Saturday, June 24th, 9:00-11:00 am for a guided geology walk in the Cave Hill Conservation Area with UMass Geology Professor Mike Williams. The rocks of the…

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