The Geology of Dummerston with State Geologist Marjorie Gale @ Dummerston Congregational Church
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

This is a unique opportunity to spend the evening with Marjorie Gale, the Vermont State Geologist and Director of the Vermont Geological Survey.  Marjorie will describe  the geology of Dummerston-how Dummerston came to be-from the early rock and land formations, up through the glaciers and the development of our soils, to the landscape we enjoy today.  There will be plenty of time for questions and a chance to study geologic and surficial maps of the region.

Marjorie  joined the Vermont Geological Survey  in 1996 and is co-author of the Bedrock Geologic Map of Vermont (2011).  She spent most of her career mapping bedrock, developing groundwater resource maps, working on GIS projects, and doing outreach. She now directs programs which focus on mapping, groundwater and hazards.

For an interesting related article, Making the 2011 Bedrock Map of Vermont go to   Free – Children are encouraged to attend

Vermont Wildlife with a Historic Twist @ TBA
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
With Mike Clough of the Southeastern Vermont Natural History Museum, we’ll travel through the history of Vermont with a special look at events that shaped the way we use the land around us. Live animal ambassadors will serve as example species as we look at how different events in our history changed the land and the species that could live on it. This is multi-media, interactive presentation with plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Free. Children are encouraged to attend.

This program is co-sponsored by the Dummerston Historical Society and the Dummerston Conservation Commission. 

Maps of Dummerston with David Greenewalt @ Dummerston Congregational Church
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Conservation Commission has been intensively studying maps of Dummerston for several months.  Through this process we have become aware of how little we know about our town, things we should know if we are to make good decisions about our town into the future.   Enjoy an evening with David Greenewalt studying maps of Dummerston, maps from the very earliest days to current maps that, using the latest technology, show land features and attributes that will likely surprise you.  You will have an opportunity to study maps closely and ask questions.

Free. Children are encouraged to attend.

Wildlife Crossings in Dummerston and the Mammals that Use Them @ Dummerston Congregational Church
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
Working with Kim, we will use large town maps to learn how to identify places where animals most often cross the road, discover those places in Dummerston where animals most often cross the roads, and learn about the animals that are likely to be crossing the roads in these places.

Kim will be bringing animal pelts and bones so that we can become even more familiar with the animals that inhabit our town.

Free. Children are encouraged to attend.