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Field Trip

"The Nature Conservancy's 
David Weld Sanctuary,
Nissequoque, NY"

Glenn Richard, Linda Selvaggio and Diane Donner
SUNY Stony Brook

Saturday October 31, 1998

We will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday October 31 in room 123 of the Earth and Space Sciences Building at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. After a short presentation we will proceed by van to the site. This will be a walking tour of some three miles through the hummocky terrain north of the Harbor Hill Moraine. We will visit:

  • a wetland developed in a glacial or post-glacial stream valley,
  • bluffs exposing the Smithtown Clay. The upper part of the unit is deformed and has dropstones. The Smithtown Clay is overlain by till and loess.
  • a large kettle hole.
  • The trip will finish by 3 p.m. (so you will be able to go trick or treating).

    Travel directions: If you are not familiar with the Stony Brook Campus, enter via the north entrance to the campus on Nicolls Road (county highway 97) immediately south of state highway 25A. After entering the campus, at the top of the small hill, turn right on North Loop Road. Proceed about 1 mile. Turn left and then immediately turn left again onto Center Drive. Proceed about 50 yards then turn right into the large paved parking lot. The Earth and Space Sciences building is the large concrete building at the northeast end of the parking lot. A map of the Stony Brook Campus can be found at this link.

    We will go rain or shine. There will be no refunds.

    If you wish to participate, we need to know by Tuesday, October 27. Make your reservations by sending a check for $10.00 per participant made out to Long Island Geologists.

    Long Island Geologists
    Earth and Space Sciences Building
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-2100:

    Tel. 516 632 8535; Fax 516 632 8240

    Download the Bibliography of Long Island Geology and Hydrology at:

    Bring lunch and drink. Wear sturdy shoes or boots.

    In-service credit is available for teachers.

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    Enclosed is a check for $_____ to reserve ____places for the Field Trip on October 31, 1998.

    Name(s) _____________________________________________________________
    Affiliation _____________________________________________________________
    Phone Number ____________ Fax Number_________________ e-mail___________________

    If you are a teacher, would you like in-service credit? _______

    Send check and this form by October 27 to:
    Long Island Geologists
    Earth and Space Sciences Building
    Stony Brook, New York 11794-2100

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