The first field trip in this series will include the geology of the Central Piedmont with a focus on the James River Fall Zone and the transition to the Coastal Plain. Participants will discover the incredible geology in the center of downtown Richmond and then travel east to explore the Yorktown Formation which is composed largely of unconsolidated sand and clay with abundant calcareous shells. We will go fossil hunting at Chippokes State Park! The hike will take you over uneven terrain, granite boulders and along sandy beaches. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities, bring a disposable water bottle, and a bag for fossils. Receive 9 relicensure points for successful completion. Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages provided. We will meet at the MSiC and then travel by van within a 60 mile radius of the MSiC.

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