Rock Walk, Dec 14, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Join geology professor, paleontologist and author Dick Hilton, as he takes you on a tour of our Rock Walk. He will tell you about how rocks are formed and why they are found where they are. He will also talk about how rocks can tell us about the history of the Earth. We have a rock that is older than 3 billion years old in our collection! Since this tour will be held outside, heavy rain will move the tour inside the Museum.
Museum open from 9 am to 12 with admission. The rock tour is from 10 am to 11:30 am. and is an extra $2.
$3.50 Museum admission. $2 per person to add rock tour. Free for Museum members and children under 4.
The Museum is an exciting place. It is both a facility as well as a concept. It is both a reality as well as a dream. It is a never-ending treasure hunt for answers to questions. It is a constant amazement and appreciation of this blue and green planet we call Earth. The Museum's major focus is, of course, the study of natural history. Its primary participants are the students of Sierra College who attend classes, field courses, lectures, seminars and demonstrations. But there's much available for everyone.
The Museum is also a favorite place of the regional public. Thousands each year attend seminars, programs, field trips and activities sponsored by the Museum and designed specifically for the public.
The Museum is open during regular college hours during the week, but because there are classes in session in the building, we ask that visitors be quiet as they explore. It is open on weekends only when there are other activities in the building.
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The Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum is published twice a year. Each issue has articles and photos relating to science and natural history.
Also online is Snowy Range Reflections: a Journal of Sierra Nevada History and Biography is also published twice a year. Each issue concerns interesting and historic information and photos about the Sierra Nevada.
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Keely Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Sierra College. After completing her Bachelor’s at CSU, Sacramento, she worked for... More
Richard Hilton is a professor of earth science, a paleontological consultant and, with his wife Kristin, works as a world traveling naturalist. He... More