“Don’t Take Rocks for Granite” at Bretzfelder Park

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Linnea Manley will present “Don’t Take Rocks for Granite” at Bretzfelder Park.

The free program is part of the annual summer Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. It is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.

Have you ever gone on a hike and wondered “What type of rock is this?” Or “How did this rock form?” or “Where did this rock come from?” Join Manley as she discusses basic rock types and what rocks can tell you about the area you are hiking in. The talk will involve hands-on identification of rocks commonly found in Northern New England. Geared towards a younger audience the program is open to anyone who has ever picked up a rock and wondered “What is this?”

Manley, who grew up in Bethlehem, has her Bachelor’s degree in Geology and her Master’s in Environmental Science and Management. Her research focused mostly on ground water but her true passion is for geology. Manley is now a high school teacher in Middlebury, VT. In her free time she collects rocks, takes pictures and reads books.

Owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org), Bretzfelder Park is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. The Park, bequeathed to the Forest Society in 1984 by Helen Bretzfelder in memory of her father, Charles, houses a classroom, educational trails, a pond, and several picnic sites.

Two series of educational programs are held there each year, in August and February. The Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series will continue on August 22 at 7 p.m. with a program by Dave Govatski about tree identification.

For more information and a calendar of events please visit www.therocks.org, email us at [email protected], or call 603-444-6