PLATE TECTONICS: ILLUSTRATED BY ROCKS OF THE HIGHLANDS CENTER
The Highlands Center is fortunate to have five rock formations that illustrate the dynamic processes of
plate tectonics that were occurring here more than 1.7 billion years ago, and are continuing today all
around the globe. The seminar begins with a classroom discussion of the history of the Theory of Plate
Tectonics followed by a hike to the five rock formations where participants use instruments to reveal
evidence of past tectonic activity.
Please come prepared to hike: portions of hike will be on rocky and uneven terrain. Hiking pole(s) and sure footing recommended.