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VIRTUAL Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series: Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We welcome Dr. Lindley Hanson back to shine light on this always popular topic. In fact, she was our first presenter for the Underwater in Salem Sound lecture series in 2013. So many people attended that she had to return the next week to re-present the lecture for the crowd we had to turned away.

Dr. Hanson will guide us through the geology of our place – Salem Sound and bordering lowlands. Do you know why Marblehead and Salem Harbors are northeast trending while the Danvers River estuary is southeast trending? Or why we our coastline is defined by rocky pocket beaches and outcroppings of volcanic rock? Come prepared for a fascinating evening learning about geological history with contemporary insight.

Dr. Hanson is a geomorphologist with broad interests focused on the origin of New England landscapes. While at Salem State, she taught New England Geology, Geomorphology, Glacial Geology, Coastal Geology, and Geology of National Parks. She currently teaches Forensic Geology and Geology Field Camp part-time. Dr. Hanson’s interests also include the role of climate change and urbanization on local flooding and stream morphology. She is a founding member and officer of the North Shore Chapter of Sigma Xi and a long-term devotee of the New England Intercollegiate Geologic Conference. Dr. Hanson has a Ph.D. (Geology) from Boston University; Boston, MA. Fields of study: Regional Geology and Tectonics; an M.A. (Geology) Boston University; Boston, MA. Fields of study: Hydrology,

“Underwater in Salem Sound,” Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. All the lectures are free and open to the public.


February 24
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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