Maryland's Geology - with Martin Schmidt

Martin Schmidt, author of Maryland's Geology, offers this workshop as an overview of the geology of Maryland--the landforms, the underlying rocks and their structure, and a bit on the long history that put it all together.  Maryland has a quite varied geology, so there's plenty to talk about.  We'll do a quick tour of the basics.  We can also discuss specific places that participants are interested in, which will lead us to subjects and destinations for future workshops and field trips.

Martin Schmidt has been teaching grades 9-12 at McDonogh School since 1978, including physics, chemistry, and geosciences over the years.  He currently teaches an Honors Geology course to 12th graders, which also earns students credits from Towson University. 


His book, Maryland's Geology (Schiffer Publishers), is designed to give a basic geologic background and then apply it to the state, for students, teachers, and laymen.

PLEASE NOTE Cost:  $25 for non-members; $10 for members
Become a member at All proceeds from this workshop will go directly to the Natural History Society of Maryland for the creation and support of the Maryland Naturalist Center Project.

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  • Leigh

    Excellent from someone who knows very little on this topic. His book is excellent.

    February 25, 2013

  • Martha S.


    February 25, 2013

  • Mike K.

    Great introduction to the geology of Maryland.

    February 24, 2013

  • heide g.

    Lot's of new info to digest, but so well presented. Audience was quite animated, asked great questions

    February 24, 2013

  • Myra B.

    four stars only because 5 stars would really need to wow me.

    February 24, 2013

  • Stan H.

    Great program. I'll be sending you other suggestions.

    February 24, 2013

  • Justine S.

    A wonderful overview of Maryland's Geology. Martin spoke for over two hours to a rapt audience. I don't know where else I could have found an equally informative and relevant talk on just the right level.

    February 24, 2013

  • Kathy K.

    You asked if we wanted more... Yes! I would love a field trip.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Donald C.

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation.

    February 24, 2013

  • Sharon N D.

    I am not sure I can still attend.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss it, but someone else can enjoy!

    February 21, 2013

  • Bill C.

    Sorry I cannot attend. But I am delighted that you have so many on the waiting list.

    February 20, 2013

  • Pat

    Hate to cancel, but maybe someone else will get to take my spot!

    February 12, 2013

  • Dmitri T.

    Sorry, job conflict.

    December 18, 2012

  • Stan H.

    I've taken a geology course

    December 16, 2012

  • Justine S.

    Can't wait!

    December 15, 2012

  • Steve H.

    Thank you for offering this program. Much appreciated.

    December 15, 2012

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