Tuesday Feb. 7: MSC lecture series

Dr. Peter Rosen, Associate Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University will be the speaker for our February lecture, entitled “Geologic History and Evolution of Boston Harbor”. Not only will this be a great opportunity to learn about how geology and human use have shaped our local landscape (and seascape), but it is also a chance to learn more about ongoing research at Northeastern University in our newly merged Department (Marine Science Center & Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences). There is usually a pretty good turn out by students and local conservation-minded individuals/groups as well – so stop by and meet some new people!

The lecture is scheduled for 7 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 7, with refreshments served 1/2 an hour before. The lectures are held in the Murphy Bunker and are open to the public. No reservation is required. The Bunker is ADA accessible.

On a personal note, I am not sure how much of the lecture will actually focus on human development of Boston Harbor, but I thought the comparison of the maps below was interesting. For a better view and to see the sources, click on the images. The map on the left is Boston Harbor during the American Revolution, c. 1775. The one on the right is modern day Boston Harbor. I’m still trying to figure out what corresponds with what. I may know better after Tuesday.


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