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May 30, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Road
Westampton Township, NJ 08060
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Speaking of Nature Series - "Earth, Wind & Ice: Ancient Climate Change to Periglacial Landscapes"

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The cold, dry, and windy conditions that existed in southern New Jersey during the Pleistocene Ice-Age have few modern terrestrial equivalents. Climate-driven movement of frozen and thawing ground, along with strong winds from the nearby Laurentide Ice Sheet, have helped to fashion the local terrain into the unique world-renowned landscape that we value today as the Pine Barrens. Many periglacial (cold, non-glacial) features today provide critical habitat for rare, threatened, and endangered plants and animals, and have played an important role in human history. Presenter: Dr. Mark Demitroff, Stockton University Geology Dept. Register online.