December 18, 2017
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The Ice Age Geology of Coastal Maine

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Ice Age glaciers played a major role in shaping Maine’s landscape. On Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the main hall of the Wilson Museum Woodrow “Woody” Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey will describe the remarkable circumstances accompanying the retreat of the last great ice sheet. This retreat caused changes in sea level resulting in the ocean covering much of southern Maine. These events left a rich legacy of natural resources, as well as impacting how we use the land. Woody will present the results of his recent geologic mapping in midcoast Maine which will include his ongoing work in the Searsport and Castine areas.

Woodrow Thompson has been with the Maine Geological Survey since 1975. He teaches geology courses and has collaborated on numerous research projects with the University of Maine, including development of the Ice Age Trail in Hancock and Washington Counties. He has published extensively on the glacial geology of Maine and the White Mountains and most recently has been mapping the midcoast region from Damariscotta to Penobscot Bay.

For more information on this program or other events visit or call 207-326-9247.