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History and Geology of Howard Hill Field Program

  • Stevens School 70-72 Winthrop St Hallowell, ME, 04347 United States (map)

Bob Marvinney, State Geologist, Maine Geological Survey, and Brian Kent, KLT Director, will lead a historical and geological tour of Howard Hill and the surrounding area.  The historical piece of this program will focus on the fascinating history of what has also been named Betsy Howard Hill and Ganneston Park. The group will try to find remnants of the two-story tree house and check out the views of the State House. In regard to the geology of Howard Hill, participants will learn about the metamorphic rocks and granite at this property that record over four hundred million years of Earth history.  What’s the difference between a glacial erratic and a glacially transported boulder?  Come on this trip to find out! All ages are welcome. Meet in the parking lot by the old Human Rights building at Stevens School. Take Coos Drive off Winthrop St into the Stevens School complex and follow to the end.

Rain date: Sunday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.