Interlochen’s Sustainability & Nature Lecture and Cooking Series- Exploring Michigan's Geology—A Story Written in Rocks

  • Dates: June 14, 2023
  • Location: Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy
  • Interlochen, MI 49643
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Sustainability & Nature Lectures are $20, while our food-based programs require a $40 registration fee. All events in this series require preregistration.

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    Exploring Michigan's Geology—A Story Written in Rocks 

    Have you ever wondered what the rocks you find at the beach are? What stories they tell us? Rocks are like pages in a book, written in a language geologists have learned to read. Learn how to read the rocks of Michigan in the session. We'll break down how to identify rocks of all stripes—metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary—and explore what they tell us about Michigan's deep past. Bring along your favorite beachcombed treasures for identification!               

    About the Presenter:               
    Trisha Smrecak is a paleontologist and educator who focuses on creating authentic science experiences for learners of all ages. She is the Education Coordinator at Inland Seas Education Association where she takes youth into the watershed or out on Lake Michigan in a 78-foot schooner to inspire the next generation of Great Lakes stewards.