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Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape* (Geosciences x460.4, 1 unit)
Desert Institute

Categorized as: Nature & Outdoors
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  • November 8, 2014
  • 08:00AM - 12:00AM
  • $110 JTNPA/PINE member, $120 non member Credit Fee: $160 JTNPA/PINE member, $170 non member
  • (760) 367-5535
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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. Saturday, November 8, 8 am – 5 pm Sunday, November 9, 9 am - 1 pm

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