Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education BuildingKempton, PA, United States

Appalachian Geology: Legacy of Hawk Mountain Landscape

By Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (other events)

Fri, Apr 28 2023 8:30 AM EDT Sat, Apr 29 2023 5:00 PM EDT

The migration flyway used today by raptors has its roots in geological events that took place over the past 400 million years. The Appalachian Mountains are some of the oldest landforms on the continent and hold evidence of ancient seas and towering peaks. We will use the trails, views, and highway roadcuts around Hawk Mountain to explore the remarkable geologic evolution of the Appalachian Mountain landscape. Dr. Craig Kochel will share how geologists read the history of our ever-changing planet from the rocks and terrain. Dr. Kochel will guide attendees to key places on Hawk Mountain and in nearby areas to help the group understand the geology of the Appalachians and how it set the stage for the migration we now enjoy. 

Instructor: Dr. Craig Kochel, retired Geology Professor from Bucknell University

All participants receive training certificate. No experience is required, other than ability and gear for hiking rocky terrain on Hawk Mountain trails. Housing or camping on site may be available for an additional fee. For more information, contact Dr. Laurie Goodrich at 570-943-3411 ext. 106 or [email protected]

$200, $175 for Members and Students
Limited to 10 participants.

Fri, Apr 28  •  8:30 AM - 5 PM
Sat, Apr 29  •  8:30 AM - 5 PM
* Times subject to change. 

This course is part of Hawk Mountain's Appalachian Field Institute workshop series, featuring 1-to-3-day field-oriented workshops designed for the amateur or professional naturalist (ages 18+) who are interested in learning more about the natural history and ecology of the central Appalachians. Certificates of completion will be provided to all attendees.

Scholarship opportunities are available via our IDEA Fund. Contact Laurie Goodrich at [email protected] to inquire.