Chadron State Park

Staff from Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center (HMERC) will host the second in a series of Ranger Talks July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chadron State Park Trading Post. Forest Ranger Erik Alt will present “What’s that Rock?”

“Rock identification is all about the senses; whether it’s seeing, touching, smelling, and sometimes even tasting the rock,” said Elizabeth Borucki, GeoCorps intern at HMERC. “This talk will provide you with tools necessary to identify rocks in your backyard, on a hike, or wherever you go. This is also a great opportunity for you to bring your rocks that we can help you identify.”

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Sample rock specimens will be on display. Staff from Hudson-Meng will discuss how 3,800 minerals in the world combine to form a near-endless number of rocks. Learn the basic techniques and classification schemes used to identify rocks.

The Ranger Talk programs are free of charge; however, a Nebraska State Park entry permit is required and can be purchased at Chadron State Park front desk. Please call Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center front desk at 308-665-3900 or Ryan Means, 308-221-4162 for additional information on summer educational talks and programs.

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