Press Release

Speaker at museum will discuss last ice age and how it shaped Maine

CASTINE, Maine — Woodrow “Woody” Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey will describe the circumstances accompanying the retreat of the last great ice sheet and how it affected Maine at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the main hall of the Wilson Museum. Thompson also will present the results of his recent geologic mapping in midcoast Maine which will include his ongoing work in the Searsport and Castine areas.

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.

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