Serpent Mound Impact Structure Field Trip
16 June 2018
Serpent Mound Field Trip Schedule: Check-in at Serpent Mound Visitor Center Parking Lot 9:00 a.m., Depart 9:30 a.m., Lunch at 12:00 p.m., and Return 6:00 p.m. (EST) -$35.00 (Memebers) $45 (Non-Members). Limit of 13 registrants
This field trip will be led by retired ODNR Division of Geological Survey geologist Mark Baranoski. Attendees will meet in the parking lot at the Serpent Mound Visitor Center for an introduction and overview, then will board a bus for a nine-stop tour of public and private exposures and land features across the Serpent Mound Impact Structure.
Serpent Mound Archaeology Family Event
16 June 2018
Check-in at Serpent Mound Visitor Center Picnic Area Lot 12:00 p.m. for lunch, followed by approx. one hour walking tour – $7.00. Children under 12 are free.
This field trip will be led by William Pickard of the Ohio Historical Society. William is a 1995 graduate of the Ohio State University with degrees in anthropology and art history. Serpent Mound is the largest surviving example of a prehistoric effigy mound in the world. Stretching 1,348 feet over the ground, the beautifully preserved ancient earthwork depicts larger-than-life sinews of an immense serpent, with an intriguing oval shaped head. This earthen monument has an estimated age of 1,000 to 2,000 years old, and the cultural identity of its American Indian architects remains wrapped in mystery, as does the exact ceremonial purpose behind its creation.
Please be sure to indicate the number of total registrants under the “Attendee Names” including children under 12 so that we can have enough food.