Course Detail: O_MEGEO - Geology of Maine and New England

This course explores the interaction of earth materials, processes, and time that shaped New England and Maine. It focuses on the specific types of minerals, rocks, and the physical and chemical means that molded the landscape and provided our geological resources. Special emphasis is given to the bedrock foundation and surficial constituents and the river, glacial, and wave actions that have been the prime movers in determining what we see today. No prior geology is required. Suggested books: Roadside Geology of Maine, Dabney W. Caldwell, ISBN 9780878423750; Glaciers & Granite: A Guide to Maine's Landscape & Geology, ISBN 9780945980407.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Annual Membership

 Session Detail:  OPFA17MEGEO (1 seats (3%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Tuesday, starting on 09/12/17 and ending on 10/31/17
Times: 12:45pm - 02:45pm
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Price: OLLI Course : $50.00

Instructors
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Irwin Novak
Irwin Novak
Biography: Irwin Novak is Professor Emeritus of Geology at USM, focused on Oceanography, Geomorphology, and Glacial Geology. He researched the geology of Maine and of Greece using satellite imagery. He earned his PhD from Cornell University, MS from the University of Florida, and BA from Hunter College. He has taught USM courses on Lesvos Island, Greece. No image available

Facility Detail
Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101