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Searching Through Mud for Hurricanes!

August 18, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Join us as we connect with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for…

Stephanie Madsen, Senior Research Assistant, Geology & GeophysicsStephanie Madsen

Geology can be a dirty job especially when searching for evidence of ancient hurricane deposits beneath marshes and the bottom of ponds. Stephanie, a senior research assistant in the Coastal Systems Group, works with the team to core deep into mud in search of sand layers created by hurricanes that have struck Cape Cod over the past 2,000 years. Learn about their coring techniques, how they analyze and determine the sediment’s age back in the lab, and what their data tell us about our dynamic coastlines.

Free for Museum Members or with admission.

For more information contact (757) 591-7748


August 18, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222