Sunday, March 15, 2015

Travel & Taste of Newfoundland

Title:Travel & Taste Newfoundland: Fins, Feathers and Fossils
Date:3/26/2015 (Thursday)
Address:280 Eliot St.
Location:Natick, MA
Hours:Dinner at 6:30 pm, Lecture at 7:30 pm.
Cost/Cover:Dinner/Lecture: $26M;$32NM/Lecture only: $12M; $15NM (7:30 start)
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Contact Info:508-655-2296

Details:Over a 5 week adventure in Newfoundland, from cute Atlantic puffins, terns, gulls and Leach’s storm petrels to the cliff nesting Northern gannets and only breeding colony of manx shearwaters in all of North America, Ed and Janet discovered Newfoundland was for the birds! On land, one can “travel back in time” from Viking settlements and beyond to evidence of continental collisions and Cambrian layers on “The Rock.” Here you can see folded rocks from continents colliding and million year old fossil layers. Newfoundland is only one of two places in the world you can see trombolites, the critically endangered flower-shaped mounds formed from algae & bacteria, the only known forms of life from 3.5 billion to 650 million years ago. Never more than 50 miles from the ocean, one can see much from shore including humpback whales and the largest animal in the world, the blue whale, while below the surface are slowly recovering populations of salmon and cod. Join us as we explore the nature of this ancient land.

Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 6pm Tuesday, March 24. Online registration available.

Instructions and Directions:
Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture: Dinner at 6:30 pm, Lecture at 7:30 pm. 

Please let us know at the time of registration if there are any dietary restrictions.

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