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Renfrew Rocks! The Rock Detective Strikes Again

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Geologist Jeri Jones

In partnership with the Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club

Geologist Jeri Jones will present a program on local geology and landscapes. Admission is free. The program, “The Rock Detective Strikes Again!” combines fun with education and continues the popular “Renfrew Rocks!” annual geology series.

Using some new research results and known facts, Jones will discuss the geology of the local area between Gettysburg and Interstate 81.

“Imagine if you could cut a slice of the Earth’s crust and pull it up, allowing you to see the bedrock—that view would be an incredible story about our landscape,” Jones said.

Audience questions are welcome.

The program will also serve as an orientation for a field trip on Sat., May 5 to Specialty Granules in Blue Ridge Summit, a prehistoric quarry, and other local sites. See information on the field trip here.

Members of the Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club will have a display and some rock specimen giveaways during the program.

A native of York, Pa., Jones holds a degree in geoarchaeology. His four decades of research includes special interests in mining and geologic history, groundwater resources and southeastern Pennsylvania earthquakes. Jones has conducted field trips and programs across the U.S., and is a consultant to several area quarries.

Jones teaches lifelong learning classes at Penn State-York. He received the Digman Award for Geologic Excellence from the Eastern Chapter of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. The author of four books and numerous articles, Jones also narrated a geologic education video series.

For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.


April 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Renfrew Institute
(717) 762-0373


Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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