Sunday, July 3o, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Museum 2nd Floor
Please join Save the Sound at the Museum for a presentation on the geology of Plum Island, followed by a wine and cheese reception!
Dr. J Bret Bennington, professor and chair, Hofstra University, will present “Ice, Dunes, and Ocean: A tale of Plum Island’s Rocky Past.” Chris Cryder of Save the Sound will deliver an update on the latest Plum Island news.
Plum Island, like its siblings Long Island and Fishers Island, was formed by the coming and going of a great, continent-wide ice sheet across New England and sculpted by waves and tides. The geological features of Plum Island are what created its unique habitats for endangered and rare plants and birds, as well as for a huge population of seals, who depend on the island’s isolation and the rocks along the southern shore. Join us as we consider how ice and ocean work the Earth.