Paleozoic Beach Excursion with Professor Richard Little

Do you love fossils plus scenic views? Come with Professor Richard Little and the GCC Historical Geology class as we investigate the old tropical ocean before Pangea when this part of New York was the coast of North America. You can follow a “moderate difficulty” trail behind a waterfall! Lots of fossils. Location: J. B. Thatcher State Park, Helderberg Mountains (north edge of the Catskills), Voorheesville, NY and vicinity, west of Albany. You provide transportation (about 300 miles), safety glasses, chisel edge mason’s hammer, work gloves, lunch, etc. Bus transportation is also available for an extra cost of $20. Bus departs GCC @ 9am with Northampton pick-up, returns around 7:30pm.

Cost is $10 PVI members, $20 non-member. To register, email Richard Little at or call at (413) 527-8536. Registration deadline May 1, enrollment limited to 10.