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Dr. Robert Titus (from Hartwick College), "A Geological History of the Catskills"

Date: 04/29/10
Time: 4-6:00 p.m.
Audience: Public
Sponsored By: School of Science and Engineering
Location: Coykendall Science Building Lounge and Auditorium
Contact: Dr. Julio Gonzalez, x3724, gonzalej@engr.newpaltz.edu

The Catskill Mountains are, in essence, a petrified delta. The Catskill Delta, of Devonian age, was, in its time, the rival of today's Ganges Delta in Bangladesh. Towering above it were the Acadian Mountains, which rivaled today's Himalayas. Living in the tropical forests of this delta were plants and animals of the famous Gilboa Forest. The fossil forest presents us with our earliest view of well preserved forest ecology. Robert Titus, a popular science writer, has been writing columns about Catskills history for magazines and newspapers over the past 20 years. His presentation is a slide show, designed for all audiences.