13apr2:00 pmGeology of the Driftless - Get Rocks and Fossils Identified!

Event Details

Join local geologist Phil Burgess of Prairie du Chien to learn about the unique geological history of our area, with a special focus on sinkholes. Burgess will explain what sinkholes are, what causes them, and why they are important to land use policies in Iowa and Wisconsin.
You will also learn about when this entire area was under the ocean, why there are fossils, and why there are hills and valleys, The conversation will be engaging and questions are highly encouraged!
After the presentation kids and grown-ups alike are welcome to bring any local rock or fossil you have Phil will tell you its fascinating history – which will likely go back more than a million years!
Attend both parts of the program, or only join in the presentation or ID time. There are picnic tables at this roadside park, but if you are more comfortable in a chair please bring your own.
The program will be held at the wayside/ roadside park at the intersection of Waterville Road and Highway 76 (watch for signs) at 2 pm, Saturday, April 13. The Rossville Roadside Park has an address of 841 State Hwy 76, Monona IA, but is actually located near the intersection of Highway 76 and Waterville Road/X32.
The program is co-sponsored by Friends of Yellow River State Forest and the Allamakee County Conservation Board.

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Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Location

Rossville Park

841 State Hwy 76

Organizer

Friends of Yellow River State Forest

Our Mission is to enhance the Yellow River State Forest for public use while protecting the integrity of the flora, fauna, soil and water.
737 State Forest Rd, Harpers Ferry, IA, United States, Iowa