In this class we will cover a number of geology-type parks, from canyon parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce) to mountain parks (Guadalupe Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Yosemite, Grand Tetons), to volcanic parks (Mt. Rainier/Mt. St. Helens, Hawaiian Islands) to cave parks (Carlsbad, Mammoth) to sand dune parks (Great Sand Dunes, White Sands). In order to understand the different geologic features in American parks, we will first learn the basics principles of geology – about the three types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) and how they form, and about plate tectonics being the driving force for the geology we see on planet Earth. There will be a rock lab and fossil lab.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for entry. Masks are recommended.
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This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.