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Newcomb VIC to host Rock Fest 2009

NEWCOMB - The history and culture of rocks in the Adirondack Mountains will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 15 during the Adirondack Park's second annual geology festival, Rock Fest 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Newcomb. The VIC staff has teamed up with the Adirondack Museum and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry's Adirondack Ecological Center to present Rock Fest 2009, which includes lectures, field trips, exhibits, and children's activities. Free and open to the public, Rock Fest was designed to be a day-long exploration to increase appreciation and understanding of regional geology.

Exhibits and lectures at Rock Fest will focus on the geological history of the Adirondack Mountains and man's relationship with natural resources of the Adirondack Park. The mining history will be provided by Adirondack Museum educators.

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