Robert Titus lecture at Erpf to focus on Catskills Geology
You are cordially invited to a lecture by Professor Robert Titus entitled “April 18, 382, 494, 286 BC — A Moment in Time” at The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main St., Arkville, April 18 at 1 p.m.
Professor Titus will take his audience on a mind’s eye journey into the Devonian time period of the Catskills. “We will travel across the ancient Catskill Sea and pass over its blue waters and primitive marine populations. Our journey will soon approach and pass over the great Catskill Delta. The land is covered by the plants and animals of the fossil Gilboa Forest. Next our journey will ascend the towering Acadian Mountains, which once lay on our eastern horizon. We will reach elevations that rival those of Mt. Everest,” said Titus.
This lecture is designed to complement the “Moments in Time; Moments in Rock” exhibit which is currently on display at the Erpf Gallery. This exhibit presents more than 25 rock slabs from the Devonian Sea floor to the Ice Age. Throughout the Catskills, nature has recorded moments of geological time in rock. These glimpses of the past tell many remarkable stories.
Robert Titus is a professor of geology at Hartwick College. He is a paleontologist with a professional research background in Ordovician fossils of the Black River Valley. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 12-4 p.m. Please visit our Web site at: www.catskillcenter.org. or call 845 586-2611.