GEOL 210: Introduction to Field Methods

2023 dates: August 25-September 8 in the field, September 11-12 on campus

Bishop, CA, and Ellensburg, WA

Instructors: Anne Egger and Keegan Fengler

This two-week field course is based out of the White Mountain Research Center near Bishop, California. After two years away from WMRC due to COVID, our intention is to return!

The primary goal of this course is to provide you with the opportunity to learn and apply skills that are fundamental to the Earth sciences. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Collect and record data using common geologic field methods and tools;
  • Synthesize data you've collected in the field by producing geologic maps and cross-sections;
  • Develop a reasonable geologic history based on multiple lines of evidence.

Our additional goals are to:

  • Expose you to a spectacular environment, where several different geologic processes are present and well-exposed;
  • Build a community of students who are interested in and excited about geology.

GEOL 210 is a required course for all majors in the department. The class is designed for students just entering our program. An introductory course (with a lab) is the only pre-requisite.

First required class meeting: Thursday, August 24, 2023, 1:00 pm in Discovery Hall 113

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