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Geology of NC Class Begins Sept. 12 at Pilot Center


Learn about the unique geology of North Carolina in “A Journey Through Time from Mountains to Shore ” offered through Surry Community College. The class will meet on Thursdays, Sept. 12 through Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Pilot Center, 612 East Main St., Pilot Mountain.

For Basic Geology, the class will discuss the formation of the mountains in the local area and visit Pilot Mountain State Park. Participants will learn about the three main rock types – igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary – including how to recognize them and what major geologic processes produced them. The class will also visit the North Carolina Granite Corporation in Mount Airy.

Students will discuss various landforms and river systems, as well as underground, shore development, and glaciers. They will discuss how to understand those lines on topographic maps and visit the Yadkin River. The ultimate goal is the appreciation for the beauty and intricacies of our planet's history, geologic processes, and landforms, in addition to an appreciation of the relationships of natural processes and human activities.

The cost is $71, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. To register online or to print off the registration form, visit, and to stay informed of classes like this, follow @personalenrichment on Facebook. Call (336) 386-3618 for more information. This is a personal interest course. It does not include tests or exams, and there are no books to purchase. The course does not earn college transfer credit.

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