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Bedrock geologist Henry Berry leads a presentation on the geological history of West Penobscot Bay and the surrounding area.

The bedrock of the Camden-Rockland region is complex and fascinating. Berry’s presentation will take the audience on a tour of nearby places rarely seen to show amazing things seldom noticed.  Geologists have been making discoveries in the area for over 150 years, and new things are still being discovered.  The story will take guests back in time, more than twice as old as the first dinosaur, to a place on the opposite side of an ocean that no longer exists. Attendees will learn about volcanic rocks, minerals that formed miles underground, molten things, broken things, distorted things, pretty things, and things that even geologists aren’t quite able to identify.  As beautiful as the islands, hills, and coastline of western Penobscot Bay can be, their story is not complete without including the details told by their bedrock.

Henry Berry is a Bedrock Geologist with the Maine Geological Survey. He has 23 years of experience with the Survey mapping Maine’s complex geography, and holds graduate degrees from the University of Maine and University of Massachusetts.

 

This lecture is part of the Spring Talk series at Merryspring. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.
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