Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape

Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape
Brand: Desert Institute
Product Code: Field Class 740
Availability: Sold Out
Price: $110.00

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Date/Time: Saturday, November 23, 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 24, 9 am - 1 pm
Meet at: Oasis Visitor Center
Fee: $100 JTNPA/PINE member, $110 non member
Credit Fee: $150 JTNPA/PINE member, $160 non member
Instructor: D. D. Trent, Ph.D., Geology, Professor Emeritus Citrus College, Author "Joshua Tree National Park Geology"
Hike Level: Easy to Moderate

(Geosciences x460.4, 1 unit)

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with D. D. Trent, co-author of Joshua Tree National Park Geology. Starting in the classroom participants will be introduced to basic geologic principles including major rock groups, plate tectonics, mountain building, and the impact of weathering. Trent will discuss how these processes worked together to form the fantastic desert landscape of the park. The class will venture into the field on two excursions to observe and identify monzogranite, gneiss, aplite, and more. For those new to geology or experienced geologists, Trent will make learning about this complex and unique landscape comprehensible and fun.

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