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Massive Volcanic Eruptions

February 9 @ 2:00 pm

Regional to Global Impacts

Extreme volcanic eruptions, like Italy’s Vesuvius in the year 79, wreak havoc on human culture and bring ecological devastation. Some effects are global; an 1815 eruption caused a “year with no summer”. An eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano could devastate modern civilization. Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten, NYS museum geologist, will discuss these massive eruptions, including those that happened in the eastern U.S. during the age of Thacher Park’s rocks, about 400 million years ago. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

 

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
2:00 pm

Venue

Thacher Park Nature Center
87 Nature Center Way
Voorheesville, NY 12186
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Phone:
(518) 872-0800
Website:
https://parks.ny.gov/environment/nature-centers/8/details.aspx