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Renard Lecture: Geology, Paleontology and Biodiversity of the Shawangunk Ridge at Mohonk Mountain House in the Hudson ValleyMonday, March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Monday, March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
Monday, March 26
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5

Renard Lecture: Geology, Paleontology and Biodiversity of the Shawangunk Ridge at Mohonk Mountain House in the Hudson Valley

Learn how to read the earth’s history as recorded in the rocks, including signs of earthquakes, evidence of glaciation and, fossils preserved in ancient rock strata. We will see how fossils provide evidence that America and Africa were once a single continent. Explore the biodiversity of the ‘Gunks,’ such as which animals inhabit the region, which are dangerous to humans and, which plant can take the sting out of a scrape. Specimens will be on display, including a dinosaur footprint from New Jersey, local invertebrate fossils, and a means of determining an animal’s diet will be examined by looking at its dentition.

 

Howard R. Feldman is a Research Associate in the Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and a professor in the Biology Department of Touro College in New York City. Dr. Feldman has received numerous grants for his work (e.g. National Geographic Society), has over 150 publications, and is a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Lerner-Gray awards (AMNH) and others. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and member of the International Palaeontological Association, Paleontological Society, Palaeontological Association and New York State Geological Association. His first book, deals with the paleontology of the Israel and adjacent countries and his second book discusses the paleontology and geology of the Hudson Valley. He is currently working on a book on the geoarchaeology of Israel. Dr. Feldman lectures twice a year to the guests at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York, and to various corporations.

Please note: Doors open at 9:30 am