Carl Sagan once wrote; "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena". While that may be true in terms of physical size, the Earth's 4.6 billion-year history is anything but boring. Join MMA's scientist-in-residence, Dr. Rich Blundell on a journey through the extraordinary story of planet Earth. Each stride of this 4.6km (2.9 mile) walk will account for approximately one million years of Earth and human history. Along the way we will stop to explore the major thresholds of geologic time and also reconsider how the events and processes of deep time have led to our current global state of existence. By considering the broader scales of the Earth's story we will gain new insights to interpret the science in more meaningful ways.
This program is designed to be interesting for inquisitive adults. This program meets at the Gardner Farm property at 185 Hummock Pond Rd, Nantucket MA. Pre-registration is required for this event. In the case of inclement weather, we will hold the event indoors at the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center at 2 Vestal Street.
Members receive a 10% discount.
Earth Story Walk and Talk
Date and Time
Thursday Sep 21, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Gardner Farm, 185 Hummock Pond Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA