FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2013
Public Contact: Trailside, 908-789-3670
Media Contact Only: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Guided Geology Walk for Adults, Nov. 2 at Trailside
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces “A Guided Walk on the Geology Trail” for adults, ages 18 and older, on Saturday, November 2, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. as part of Trailside Nature and Science Center’s annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show. The program is free, but donations are welcomed.
“This is a perfect chance to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the geological formations that are an ever present feature of the Watchung Reservation,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter.
Geology comes alive on this informative, enjoyable and historic walk along the Ruth Canstein Yablonsky Geology Trail. Volcanoes, glaciers and continental drift will be discussed on the trail, along with the history and formation of the Watchung Mountains. Ruth Yablonsky was recently honored with the naming of the trail after the veteran naturalist. Be part of this inaugural walk as Yablonsky reveals lava flows still visible on the surface of the mountains and boulders pushed from the northwest corner of the state, all along a half-mile walk through the woods.
For additional information about this program or other adult programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road (at Coles Avenue) in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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