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Environmental Studies Institute: An Exploration of the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, September 23, 2021,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 14, 2021

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A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

The more-than-400,000,000-year-old geologic history of the Monadnock Region is illustrated by a variety of bedrock and surficial geologic features in the landscape surrounding the Harris Center. Join Dr. Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of our region. Our first three sessions will be in the classroom, followed by a final session in the field.

This class takes place on Thursdays, September 23 & 30 and October 7 & 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harris Center & local field sites. 

Cost: $40 for Harris Center supporters / $60 for all others

Instructor: Dr. Frederick Rogers is Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and his doctoral degree in geology from the University of Iowa-Iowa City. Within the broad field of geology, his areas of particular interest and research are invertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, biostratigraphy, and lithostratigraphy, with a focus on Devonian–age brachiopods and conodonts. In addition, he has a longstanding interest in all aspects of evolution, broadly defined – cosmic, geological, and biological – and in the history and philosophy of science.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Please register via this online form; we will follow up with a call or email to collect payment. For other questions or more information, please contact Miles Stahmann at (603) 525-3394 or by email.


Thursday, September 23, 2021
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Miles Stahmann
(603) 525-3394
Susie Spikol
(603) 525-3394


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