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Learn How Life Emerged In The Hudson Valley At Yonkers Talk

Bill Menke will be giving a talk on how life emerged in the Hudson Valley.
Bill Menke will be giving a talk on how life emerged in the Hudson Valley. Photo Credit: Contributed

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Winter RiverTalks will feature "When the Sea Rose 400 Feet -- The Hudson Valley and the End of the Ice Age," a presentation by Bill Menke, at Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River At Beczak in Yonkers.

The talk will focus on the time of the great continental glacier of the ice age when there were no trees and no grass; no deer and no bears; no worms and no snakes; just a blazing white expanse. See how life emerged in the Hudson Valley where the glacier melted and receded.

Raised on the south shore of Long Island close to its many bays and marshes, Menke's love for all things outdoors began at an early age. He has taught as a professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

RiverTalks are presentations led by various experts about historical, cultural or environmental aspects of the Hudson River Valley. Each event includes refreshments, a featured presentation and discussion.There is a $5 suggested donation.

RiverTalks are sponsored by Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club, Sarah Lawrence College’s Center for the Urban River at Beczak and the Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute.

The RiverTalks Winter 2016 series is curated by Lee Reiser, a kayaker, board member of YPRC and Atlantic division director of recreation and promotion for the American Canoe Association.

See the full RiverTalks Winter 2016 schedule by clicking here .

The Sarah Lawrence College center is at 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. There is free parking on site.

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