William “Sandy” Schenck participated in the Manhattan Prong Workshop September 6 - 7, 2014.
The Manhattan Prong workshop was an informal workshop that was held at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory-Columbia University (Palisades, New York) on Saturday, September 6th, followed by a one-day field trip in the New York City area on Sunday, September 7th. In addition to the local New York City geology groups (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory -Columbia University, American Museum of Natural History, Queens College, Brooklyn College, Stony Brook University), groups from the Delaware and Pennsylvania geological surveys, West Chester University and other colleges from the northeast also participated. Sandy Schenck gave a presentation entitled, “A New Look at the Delaware Piedmont – Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where Are We Going?
The Rocks of the Manhattan Prong show similar tectonic, metamorphic, sedimentary, geomorphic, and igneous features to our own rocks here in northern Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. The main goals of this workshop were to evaluate the state of the art in the local New York City geology, share ideas and results of past and current research projects in the area, and learn from the local experts.