Based on the new book of semi-retired research geologist, paleontologist and marine ecologist Dr Bruce Hayward, this series of lectures and field trip will give a fascinating insight to the geological history of Auckland and Northland.
Lecture 1 Wednesday 21 March 7pm - 8:30pm
Basement greywacke rocks, coal, limestone and the displaced oceanic rocks of Northland
Lecture 2 Saturday 24 March 9am - 11am
Waitemata sandstones and the 20 million year old Northland Volcanic Arc
Field Trip Saturday 24 March 11am onwards OPTIONAL
Geology around Auckland. Meeting place, car-pooling etc to be arranged in first lecture on 21 March.
Lecture 3 Wednesday 28 March 7 - 8:30 pm
Auckland and Northland young basalt volcanoes
Lecture 4 Wednesday 4 April 7 - 8:30pm
Volcanic ash from afar, sand dune barrier building, moulding the landforms and influence of the Ice Ages.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in learning more about the long history of our region, and what the rocks tell us and why the landscape looks the way it does. No previous geological experience necessary, but people with some will still enjoy the course. The field trip will require basic fitness and mobility.
Based on the book Out of the Ocean, Into the Fire - An exploration of northern New Zealand's 300-million-year history presented by Dr Bruce Hayward.