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Building Stone "Virtual" Walking Tour -
Staten Island, NY

Virtual Event

Thursday, April 15, 2021
5pm - 6pm ET (EST/EDT)

Image courtesy of Mark Anderson


Please join APTNE on a virtual ferry ride across New York Harbor to see why Staten Island rocks! Geologist, Emily Burns, in collaboration with Mark Anderson, architect and native Staten Islander, will explore the rock formations and stone structures that make up New York City's third largest (by area) and least populous borough. This is our second virtual Building Stone Walking Tour and sixth event in this popular tour series, which has previously taken place in Providence, Boston, New Haven, Manhattan, and the Bronx & Westchester County.

Event Leaders: Emily Burns, PhD and Mark Anderson, AIA

Emily Burns is a geology and oceanography professor at the Community College of Rhode Island. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Hampshire College, a Master of Science in Geology from UC Davis, and a PhD in Geological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. During the school year, Emily takes her students on urban geology tours and has authored the textbook, The City Rocks: Learning About Geology with Building Stone, available here on Apple iBooks.

Mark Anderson is a registered architect and Vice President and Director of Historic Preservation at FaçadeMD in NYC, where he has specialized in exterior preservation projects for the past 30 years. He is currently on the Board of Directors of APT Northeast, a former board member of the New York State American Institute of Architects, and President of the Westerleigh Improvement Society, Staten Island's oldest civic group.

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