Mysteries in Mud


Thursday, May 1, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


What do slag, marine fossils and tin crystals have in common?  According to Dr. Dallas Abbott, a scientist at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, a major research and teaching laboratory in the earth, environmental and ocean sciences, they are buried at different depths in Hudson River mud and their microscopic images are both beautiful and informative.  “They can tell us about past historical events—how travel on the Hudson evolved,” says Dr. Abbott, who is a coauthor on 62 scientific papers, has traveled the world doing scientific fieldwork, and enjoys collaborations with scientists in many countries. Come see and hear about the environmental history of the Hudson as told by images of marvelous mud.


The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the paddling community and recreation on the Hudson River in Yonkers. Visit


The Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB), formerly the Beczak Environmental Education Center, is a hub for research and education about the Hudson River, and rivers generally, within the urban environment. CURB was launched in June 2013 as an alliance of Sarah Lawrence College and the Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute. Please visit


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
35 Alexander Street
Yonkers, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter Phone: 914-395-2412
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