Monday, July 2, 2012

Tracking Prehistoric Environments in the Black Dirt: Paleontologist Lecture

On Wed. July 11 at 6:30 the Albert Wisner Public Library will host Dr. Guy Robinson of Fordham University for his lecture “From the Black Dirt to the World: Solving the Problem of Prehistoric Extinctions.”  Robinson, a paleoecologist at Fordham University, has spent many years studying the fossils of our area and the environment of the Pleistocene era. Specializing in the study of fossil plant pollens, he is helping piece together clues about the disappearance of the Mastodons and other large prehistoric animals, and what this means for the challenges facing us in our world today.  Open to all area adults, teens, and attentive children ages 10 and up with a parent.  Registration is highly recommended as space for this free program is limited.  Register at or call 986-1047 ext.3.  A companion exhibit featuring locally found fossils will be showing in the library’s local history room throughout the summer.

Sue Gardner
Local History Librarian
Town of Warwick Deputy Historian 
Albert Wisner Public LibraryOne Mcfarland Dr.
Warwick NY 10990
(845)-986-1047 ext 23

Office hours at library: Tuesday & Wednesday 9 AM-12 Noon & Thursdays 5-8 PM.  In-depth local history assistance by appointment.

Visit the Warwick Valley History Website at:, click on "Local History".

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