Coastal (& your backyard) Geology

Have you ever stood on the shore of the rocky coast, among the rocks and boulders that are an important part of that habitat, and wondered where they came from? The New Hampshire coast was shaped by glaciers between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago and many of the rocks along the coast were left behind when the glaciers receded. At its core, geology is the study of the Earth and the materials that it is made of. By looking closely we can learn more about the rocks right in our own backyards and along our coast.

Join Daryn Clevesy, Visitor Program Coordinator here at Seacoast Science Center, as she explores the topic of geology and how to identify the three different types of rocks: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous.

For more information on types of rocks and the rock cycle, check out Annenberg Learner’s Rock Cycle Interactive. Want to learn more and start your own rock collection? USGS’s Collecting Rocks page has great guidelines and tips on where to start.

Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.