NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB

 

Burlington Council On Aging

Senior Center

61 Center Street

Burlington, MA  

 
NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
 
Next Meeting
 
FRIDAY, June 21st, 2024
 
BURLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER
 
61 CENTER STREET, BURLINGTON, MA
 
7:30 PM (New Meeting Time!!!)
 
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Seabed 2030: A Mission to Map the

Entirety of the Seafloor by 2030

 

Presented by Dr. Alan Rice

 

We are very pleased to again host an internationally recognized scientist, engineer, oceanographer, and geologist for this month’s speaker. From geophysics and geology to nuclear physics and sustainability, his multi-disciplinary approach to science will be fascinating!  Of the surface of the Earth, 70 percent of it is covered by ocean.  Up until 4 years ago, only 10 percent of the sea floor had been mapped. Seabed 2030 was launched to remedy that and now claims 25 percent of the seafloor to be mapped. The objective of this effort is to have the seafloor completely mapped by 2030.

 

 

PEBBLE PUPS MEETING


The June Pebble Pups meeting will be "Fossils CSI". This will be an opportunity for the children to look at various fossil pieces and try to figure out "what happened" and "when did certain events take place". This also includes trying to identify certain critters and how did they interact. Part of every fossil find includes piecing the dig geology into so coherent story of what might have happened millions of years ago. This is a form of forensic geology, but more of the paleontological view as opposed to what our present criminal forensic geologist does for the police. A new and up-and-coming field in geology.


                                       See you there,

 

                                                            Tom Rich