Retired Professor Donates Slides on the Geology of New Hampshire to UNH

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- Donald Chapman, professor emeritus of geology at the University of New Hampshire, recently donated a set of slides on the geology of New Hampshire to the UNH Marine Docent program.

Entitled "The Origin of New Hampshire Landscapes," Chapman developed the slides during his 40 years' teaching experience at UNH. He took the photographs himself and drew diagrams to illustrate the various geologic forms that make up the state.

The slides were presented at the docents' monthly meeting at the UNH Alumni Center by docents David and Barbara Corbett, who were assisted by Chapman. After the presentation, Chapman spoke with the docents, embellishing his slide narration with stories and anecdotes about New Hampshire's geology. Now 95 years of age, he retired from his teaching duties at UNH in 1974.

Marine docents are volunteers who staff many Sea Grant Extension educational programs. They work with school-aged children, bringing presentations and activities about the marine and coastal environments to schools, 4-H clubs and scout groups. Some volunteer as coastal and estuarine water monitors with Great Bay Watch, while others teach at the Seacoast Science Center, Sandy Point Discovery Center, or aboard At-sea Lab Programs and Discovery Cruises.

Origins of New Hampshire Landscapes" will be presented by the docents through their SEATREK program to civic and educational organizations. Appointments for the presentation may be made by calling the Sea Grant office at (603) 749-1565.

December 10, 1999

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