The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s Rockin’ Pop-Up: Biogenic Geology on Wednesday, March 3rd at 3:00pm “Live” on Facebook
When we think of geology and rocks, living things rarely jump to mind unless we’re talking about fossils. And when we think of fossils, we usually think of mineralized bones and shells or tell-tale impressions within sedimentary rocks. Some rocks, however, are made up entirely of the fossilized remains of once living creatures. These “biogenic” sedimentary rocks are an important part of the solid Earth and more common than you might think! The Geology Gents are no biologists, but they nonetheless explore biogenic sedimentary rocks and the incredible geologic histories they record.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Join the Geology Gents, Gavin and Graham, for monthly conversations about rocks live on Facebook. Each month we’ll explore a different geologic topic, from Santa Cruz formations to tips for being a more effective rockhound. Graham Edwards and Gavin Piccione are PhD Ccandidates in Geochronology with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.
Submit your questions ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to include pictures of rocks you’d like identified!
NOTE: You do not need to have a Facebook account to be able to watch the program live.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Under the guidance of our Board of Directors, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History operates in support of its Mission:
• Connecting People with Nature and Science to Inspire Stewardship of the Natural World.
Historically, we are the first museum in Santa Cruz, dating back to 1904 with the founding collection of Santa Cruz lighthouse keeper and naturalist, Laura Hecox. Today the Museum features educational, hands-on exhibits for children, families and adults who are curious about the world they live in and the natural history of one of the most scenic locations on the California coast. Many locals know the Museum by the life-size gray whale statue, created in 1982, that rests near its entrance, between Tyrrell Park and Seabright State Beach.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Core Goals:
• Build community around stewardship for the environment
• Create a dynamic place for learning, dialogue, study, and exploration
• Offer interactive educational experiences for children, families and adults
• Celebrate the diversity of species, people, and cultures
• Embrace global environmental awareness and local action
• Collaborate with others to create positive change
• Uphold ethics, integrity, and mutual respect in all we do
More information is available at: https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/about-us/