DEEP: DEEP Hosts “Reading the Rocks” a Geology Hike at Osbornedale State Park, Derby

2017 Press Release
 
August 3, 2017
 
DEEP Hosts “Reading the Rocks” a Geology Hike at Osbornedale State Park, Derby
 
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hosts a geology hike at Osbornedale State Park, Derby, on Saturday, August 5th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Within the forested woodland are interesting geological features including 200 million year old lava flows, abandoned mines and quarries, and a natural spring.  Participants will observe rocks that were folded and fractured while looking for quartz, feldspar, and biotite minerals. 

Meet at Kellogg Environmental Center, 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, to begin the hike to view these features and learn about the geologic history of the park and Connecticut.

The program is free to the public.  Pre-registration is requested.  All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by adults.  For more information and to register, email donna.kingston@ct.gov or call the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or (203) 734-2514.  The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.