ROCK Your Socks Off


Sat, Dec 3, 2022    
12:00 pm-2:00 pm


Town of Ulster Library
860 Ulster Ave., Kingston, New York, 12401

Event Type

2 Billion Years of New York State Earth History
A hands-on exploration into the 2 billion years plus of natural history of the rocks, minerals and fossils found in the Empire State.
This unique and fascinating look at the geological framework of NYS will include a hands-on demonstration of the major and some minor geological drama that defines NY. It will include local geological features such as the origin and development of the Catskill Mountains, the Adirondack Dome, the Taconic Mountains and the ancient tectonic “crash” zone of colliding continents near New York City and the Hudson Highlands. The rich history of Paleozoic invertebrate marine life that features trilobites, coral reefs and eurypterids (the sea scorpions of the Silurian Period) will also be presented. Program participants will be able to touch and examine specimens of our rich geological past and they will be encouraged to bring in their own rocks, minerals and fossils to be identified by Mr. Capelli who is an environmental analyst.  The program is free and open to the public and participants should call the Town of Ulster Library at 845-338-7881 or email: for more information. This is a multi-age event welcome to all. Face masks will be required.