East Rock, West Rock, and the Triassic-Jurassic Extinction

Explore science at the Hamden Public Library as we partner with the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History to offer science programming via Zoom. Participants benefit from the latest findings regarding local geology, evolutionary biology, and climate change. The first Zoom program is East Rock, West Rock, and the Triassic-Jurassic Extinction, Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The presenter is Sophie Westacott, Yale University.

Where did East Rock and West Rock come from? Learn how East Rock, West Rock, and many other mountains were formed 200 million years ago by cooled lava from volcanic eruptions. And the greenhouse gases from these volcanic activities caused tremendous global warming, an example from Earth history that is significant today. Sophie Westacott will explore the tale of ancient climate change and mass extinction through familiar places around New Haven. Ms. Westacott is a PhD candidate at Yale University in the Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences. This program is presented by the Hamden Public Library in cooperation with the Yale Peabody Museum Speakers Bureau. This virtual presentation is free and open to the public.

Registration is required. Register online at www.hamdenlibrary.org (click on “Programs”) or call 203-287-2680, or click on the direct registration link here
After signing up, you will receive a meeting link via email.