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Iowa Rocks!!

Join us in welcoming Dr. Kata McCarville to Whiterock Conservancy this summer for an incredible 3-part series FREE and open to the public at the Bur Oak Visitor Center from 10am - Noon! June 9th - Iowa Rocks!

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Iowa Rocks!!
Iowa Rocks!!

Time & Location

Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Coon Rapids, 1436 IA-141, Coon Rapids, IA 50058, USA

About the Event

Join us in welcoming Dr. Kata McCarville to Whiterock Conservancy this summer for an incredible 3-part series FREE and open to the public at the Bur Oak Visitor Center from 10am - Noon!

June 9th - Iowa Rocks!

July 21st - Extinctions

September 14th - Soils

Iowa Rocks!

Iowa’s geology is varied and interesting but is sometimes overlooked because of the perception that Iowa is flat and there is nothing to see but corn and soybeans. Nothing could be further from the truth! Iowa’s bedrock contains many phenomenal fossils, evidence of meteor impacts, and a record of much of the geological past. Glacial deposits conceal older bedrock across much of the state, and those deposits include rocks transported from Canada and Minnesota, including rhyolite, basalt, greenstone, banded iron formation, and stunning Lake Superior agates.

We’ll take a quick tour of Iowa’s geologic history and the rocks that record the story, with a particular focus on Whiterock Conservancy and the surrounding area.

If you have a treasured rock or fossil, Dr. Kata can do identifications before or after the talk

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