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Senior men to explore Earth with geologist

Published 1:04 pm, Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Geologist and conservationist G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

The New Canaan resident will discuss how the Earth's biosphere is transforming. He will explain the importance of sustainability in natural resource extraction, climate change and the human factor and what we can and must do as responsible citizens to deal with and mitigate these changes.

Hobbs is the founder and managing partner of Ammonite Resources, a firm of international petroleum and mining geotechnical and business consultants, which has been headquartered in New Canaan since 1982.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in geology from Yale College and a master of science degree in petroleum geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London.

Since 2000, Hobbs has been a trustee of the New Canaan Nature Center, a not-for-profit organization that provides educational naturalist and environmental awareness programs to more than 100 primary and middle schools in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Hobbs is the president of the board of trustees of the New Canaan Nature Center. He frequently writes and lectures on energy economics and energy policy.

The Senior Men's Club is open for new members. Visit www.smcnc.org or call Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.