The Early Pleistocene Fossil Fauna and Flora at Stratford Hall – A Steadily Expanding Story”

Join presenters, Dr. Robert Weems and Bryan Landacre of the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center as they discuss the story preserved within the Bacons Castle Formation found within the cliffs high above Stratford Hall’s beach. By analyzing the pollen and animal fossils recovered from the cliffs and beach, Dr. Weems and Mr. Landacre will reconstruct the paleoecology of an interglacial age that occurred approximately 1.6 million years ago. Long unrecognized and unexplored, the fossil animals and plants found in the Bacons Castle Formation provide a clear picture of what the Stratford Hall region was like during the Early Pleistocene. 

For an additional cost, following the presentation, Dr. Weems and Mr. Landacre will join participants down at the Potomac River for an hour-long fossil walk. Space will be limited.

This program will be offered in-person and virtually. On the day of, tickets available at the gate will be for the lecture only. Pre-registration is required to attend virtually and for the Potomac River fossil walk.

Event Pricing:

Zoom Lecture Attendance: $10.00

In-Person Lecture Attendance: $20.00

Friends of Stratford member In-Person Lecture Attendance: $15.00

In-Person Lecture & 1-hour Fossil Walk – $30.00

Event Details

Date & Time

Location

Stratford Hall

June 11, 2022

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