Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station, will represent Canisius on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the annual Earth Science Day at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center. The event is run by the Hamburg Natural History Society and the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists. Children of all ages, as well as adults, will find something of interest.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view a drill rig up close and in action during a coring demonstration. They can talk to geologists and Earth scientists about their work and ask questions about drilling in the Marcellus shale. Visitors can also learn more about earthquakes and see a seismograph in operation, learn about fossils, view the sun and solar flares through special telescopes, and collect and keep all the fossils they find.
Fossil collecting is free for members of the Hamburg Natural History Society; there is a fee for non-members. Free parking is available onsite and most of the exhibits are sheltered.
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Submitted by: Mark Castner, director, Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station