Still room on board: Stories in Stone Along the CT River, Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m.

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Preservation

Jelle Zeilinga de Boer

Join The Rockfall Foundation for a guided tour of the Connecticut River with noted geologist, author and Wesleyan professor emeritus Jelle de Boer aboard the Essex Riverboat Becky Thatcher — boarding and landing at Eagle Landing, Haddam.
Dr. de Boer taught the geology of CT for more than 30 years and is the former Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science at Wesleyan University. He is widely known for his lively presentations and published works, most recently “Stories in Stone,” a collection of essays that reveal the fascinating interrelationships between CT’s landscape and human history. His talk will captivate the seasoned scholar/ scientist and those with even the most casual interest.
The cruise will run rain or shine from the boarding dock at Haddam up to Middletown and then back. Complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Copies of Stories in Stone will also be on board for purchase. 

Proceeds from the book sales and Dr. de Boer’s tour will benefit The Rockfall Foundation’s Green Grants and educational programs.
To reserve your place: Cost is $45 per person and includes light hors d’oeuvres. Space is limited; reservations are first-come, first-served. Deadline: October 20th. For reservations, please visit, “News and Events” page; or call the foundation’s offices (860) 347-0340. 

“A common rock or mineral … should sit on everyone’s mantelpiece, bookshelf or windowsill to remind the whole family of the beauty that exists in the thin crust that supports our civilization…”– from Stories in Stone,  Jelle de Boer

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