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Geology of the Piedmont Driving Tour

March 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

- $25.00 – $30.00

Come dig a little deeper into Fauquier County (and beyond) in our 2nd annual Geology Tour guided by our Habitat Specialist Andrew Eberly! Hitch a ride on the edge of the North American plate as it sails across the globe and watch neighboring continents come crashing in then break free again as mountains and oceans rise and fall. Visit rocks over a billion years old, born when the continents were plantless deserts. Hear stories of buried volcanoes and look for clues written in everyday rocks about landscapes of the long distant past. The forests of Northern Virginia are hiding a rich and varied display of geologic forces. This is an opportunity to practice a new way of reading the landscape and glimpse what lies beneath the trees and soil. For those who attended last year, we will be visiting new sites this year. We will also be travelling by individual cars (with the opportunity to carpool) instead of by van. Please bring your own picnic lunch, but we will provide snacks, hot drinks, and plenty of rocks to smash open!

Cost: $30 ($25 for Friends of the Clifton Institute)

Age: Adults only.

Bring: Please bring a lunch! We will provide snacks.

Weather policy: Rain or shine except in case of extreme weather (e.g. thunderstorm or significant snow fall).

COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).

Registration is REQUIRED.

Cancellation policy: If you register and can no longer attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open your spot to someone else. No refunds will be given upon registrant cancellation.

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We look forward to seeing you at the Clifton Institute!


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March 11, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25.00 – $30.00
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The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Road
Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
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