|Speaker:||Ashley Pollack, Niagara Peninsula Geological Society|
|Location:||Our regular meeting location|
We all know that Niagara rocks, but did you know that our "geological" rocks are over 400 million years old?
The Niagara Escarpment was created during the Silurian Geological Age and was originally located in the southern oceans where Antarctica is today. It took over 200 million years to creep northwards to its present geographical position. Its layers of rock eventually became those that we know today, ranging in colours from whites and tans to maroons, browns and grays with occasional blue and green tones.
At our November meeting, those in attendance will have an opportunity to not only learn about these rocks, but also to see and touch them. Ashley Pollock, a member of the Niagara Peninsula Geological Society (NPGS), will be doing an audio-visual presentation enhanced by one of the organization's "Touch Tables" This travelling exhibit features rocks, minerals and fossils found in both the Niagara and Onondaga Peninsulas.
An avid rock hound, Ashley is also the Field Trip Director for the NPGS. This organization was founded in 1962 by like-minded people who wanted to gain a greater appreciation of our earth's crust and its underlying beauty. In addition to monthly meetings, the group organizes field trips as well as rock and gem shows. They also provide educational presentations to share their knowledge and experience with others.
Come join us on November 17th and see how Niagara rocks! Admission is free and all are invited. You too, might become a rock hound!
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The increasing conflict between human activities and the biosphere is unsustainable – the climate is changing, biodiversity is decreasing, habitats are being lost and most ecological systems have been significantly altered. If human society is going to prosper in the future, we must immediately adopt ecologically sustainable practices. In 2002 the U.N. Environmental Program proposed the "Melbourne Principles" as a guide to an equitable and sustainable future. In 2009 the Region of Niagara incorporated these principles into the Regional Policy Plan. The Bert Miller Nature Club is now asking that everyone in the environmental community become familiar with the Melbourne Principles and insist that they be applied in their communities as the standard of practice.