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Colloquium Series at Weston Observatory

Weston Observatory, front view

 

 

Holiday Colloquium

December 14, 2016  7 pm - 9 pm

 

Cranberries and Climate Change. How Are Cranberry Growers Adapting for Socio-ecological Change?

 

Presented by: Brian J. Gareau, Ph.D.

 

Professor of Sociology and International Studies

Boston College

 

Presentation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Please call (617) 552-8300 to reserve space.

 


 

col·lo·qui·um

1. An informal meeting for the exchange of views.

2. An academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.
 


 

THE INAUGURAL  JAMES W. SKEHAN, S.J. GEOLOGICAL FIELD TRIP FOR THE PUBLIC  

November 19th, 2016

 

“GEOLOGIC FIELD TRIP TO INVESTIGATE

GLACIAL FEATURES IN AND AROUND SUDBURY, MA”
 

Led By

Kenneth G. Galli Ph.D, Geologist
&
Bruce Porter, M.S., Physics

 

Description.    The purpose of this 5-hour field trip is to observe excellent examples of topographic landforms developed during the last phases of the Pleistocene glaciation, including a drumlin and an esker as well as features developed within the Sudbury River Valley and lowlands associated with the last Ice Age, specifically Glacial Lake Sudbury.

 

Start: Weston Observatory, Weston, MA. Depart at 9:00 AM.

Stop 1: Drumlin at Drumlin Farms, Lincoln, MA (25 minutes)

Stop 2: Esker at 50 Alpine Rd., Wayland, adjacent to Schoolhouse Pond (25 minutes)

Stop 3: View across an expanse of Glacial Lake Sudbury, at Great Meadows National Wildlife     Refuge (20 minutes)

Stop 4—Break at Dunkin Donuts, 1641 Sudbury Rd., Concord, MA (30 minutes)
Stop 5: Glacial Erratic, Gray Reservation, Sudbury, MA (10 minutes)

Stop 6: In woods adjacent to Curtis Middle School: Kettle Hole; Kame Terrace (~20 minutes)

Finish: Weston Observatory, Weston, MA around 2:00 PM