Stories in Stone: a Geologic Exploration of Great Blue Hill
Locked in the rocks of Great Blue Hill is evidence of a surprising amount of geological activity.
The stories the rocks tell include vanished continents, ancient volcanoes, and the sculpting forces of a colossal mountain of slush and ice.
The stories begin before living things emerged from the oceans and continue to the present day.
If you’d like to uncover the stories of fire, ice, and deep time told by the rocks of Great Blue Hill, join geologist Les Tyrala on a gently paced walk up to the summit.
When he isn’t guiding 21st century prospectors in search of valuable mineral deposits, Les volunteers to share his knowledge and passion for geology both here at the museum and in local schools.
In addition to a lively presentation style and direct experience with the rocks beneath your feet, Les uses illustrations, diagrams, and rock samples to help adults visualize the processes that have shaped the landscape.
$8 Mass Audubon Members; $10 Non-Members
1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA, 02186 map
Advance Registration Require; Ages 16 and up
- This program meets at the trail kiosk at the beginning of the Red Dot trail. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes. Sneakers with socks are acceptable. Open-toe, sandal style shoes are not safe.
- The path taken as part of this program is approximately one and one-half miles round-trip. The path features unpaved, uneven terrain. Some sections require the use of steps which have irregular step rises, some of which are greater than standard. The slope has an average grade of 15%, with much steeper slopes in some areas (a standard accessibility ramp has a grade of less than 5%).
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