Travel northwest to Isle La Motte and back in time 480 million years ago to a warm equatorial sea that was home to long-extinct plants and animals. The limestone bedrock that lines Fisk Quarry and Goodsell Ridge is chock-full of fossils from species who thrived in an ancient ocean, when Vermont was located near present-day Zimbabwe. This Field Walk will unlock the geologic mysteries of Chazy Reef, an ancestor to modern coral reefs, and reveal its role in the evolution of shallow marine ecosystems on our planet. We will also delve into the geology and human use of Isle La Motte's limestone, which was used to construct buildings on the island. Hosted by Ecological Planners Lyra Brennan and Hannah Phillips.
Departing from UVM's Jeffords Hall. Transportation available. Registration is required. Contact FFWalks@uvm.edu for questions or information.
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James M. Jeffords Hall
63 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405