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November 5 - 7, 2022

Pre-Conference Meetings & Events Nov. 4th

FRIDAY Field Trip

Pre-Conference Event

Exploring Drumlins at Chimney Bluffs State Park

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021 (Meet to depart at 11:00am)

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 23rd

Trip Coordinator: Jutta Siefert Dudley, Ph.D.; geoscience educator, STANYS Conference Committee.


This field excursion takes us to a unique, exposed section of drumlins along the shore of Lake Ontario, east of Sodus Bay. We will visit Chimney Bluffs State Park which encompasses a small section of the enormous drumlin field north of the Finger Lakes region of NYS. Thousands of years of wave action and mass wasting is creating an ever-changing landscape of cliffs with spires.

The eroding drumlins offer a unique opportunity to examine their composition and contemplate their formation. We’ll observe mass wasting features, seasonal beach terraces, amazing erratics of all rock types and sizes, and glacial lake varves.

Please be prepared for inclement weather and wear sturdy shoes. We will be walking on a pebble beach. You may wish to bring a camera, binoculars, and a notebook.

In November there is no parking fee in this state park. We will spend most of our time along the beach and will access it from a parking lot at the eastern side of the park. At the western parking lot, there are picnic tables, so we may stop there first to eat lunch.

Transportation: Car pool or drive yourself. It’s about a 60-minute drive to our destination.

Departure: 11:00 a.m. Check in with the trip leader in the lobby of the Hyatt  Hotel at 10:30 a.m.. If you live locally and prefer to arrive at the site from another location please inform the trip coordinator when registering.

Return: We’ll leave the site at 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $15 (includes lunch - sandwich, snack, and water )


Cost: $15 (includes lunch).

Registration: Fill out the trip registration form (see link below)  and mail the check by the postmark deadline of Saturday, October 23.

You must be registered for the conference to attend this field trip.  Maximum number is 15 participants. Don’t be disappointed, sign up now!


A check for $15 should be made out to STANYS. Please enclose the check with a copy of the trip registration form PDF and mail to the Field Trip Coordinator at the address indicated below which is also on the confirmation email.

Jutta S. Dudley, 140 Railroad Mills Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534

Contact: If you have questions up to November 3, contact Jutta Dudley at juttasd@aol.com or 585-385-2368 (h). On November 4 and on trip day, contact her at 585-967-6479 (c).


Your field trip registration will only be refunded if the Field Trip is closed out or canceled. Field trip registration will be accepted after your conference registration is received.

Contact information:
P.O. Box 2121
Liverpool, NY 13089


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