Shenandoah National Park Offers Special Program on the Geology Along Skyline Drive Luray, VA –
Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce a special program by the author of Geology Along Skyline Drive. On Saturday, September 15, Dr. Robert Badger will discuss the fascinating geology preserved in the rocks readily accessible along the Skyline Drive. The program will take place at 1 p.m. in the Byrd Visitor Center and is free to all.
The recently updated Geology Along Skyline Drive – A Self-guided Tour for Motorists will be available for sale in the park book store. Dr. Badger became interested in the geology of Shenandoah National Park while pursuing his doctorate in geology at Virginia Tech. “Geologists have sometimes been accused of finding a beautiful place to work and then finding a project to work on there. To that charge, I plead guilty.” He returns to the rocks and peaks of the park whenever he can. National Parks are living laboratories where visitors can experience the wonders of nature and our shared human heritage. In addition to this special presentation regularly scheduled ranger-led programs are occurring through October 27. The complete activity schedule is posted on the park website, www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm. For more information about Shenandoah National Park visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/shen.
About Shenandoah National Park: Established in 1935, Shenandoah National Park encompasses nearly 200,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain habitat, of which nearly 80,000 acres are Congressionally designated Wilderness; Skyline Drive, a National Historic Landmark and Scenic Byway; 500 miles of trails, many leading to waterfalls or breathtaking vistas; and Rapidan Camp, the summer White House of President Hoover. The park offers recreational opportunities year round; facilities are available spring through late fall. www.nps.gov
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