Geology:Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape (Geosciences x460.4 1.0 unit) - Palm Springs Life %

Geology:Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape (Geosciences x460.4 1.0 unit)

Geology:Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape (Geosciences x460.4 1.0 unit)
by Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with Tor Lacy, geology professor, Cerritos college.

Cost: $145. – $220.

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with Tor Lacy, Professor of Earth Sciences. Starting on a zoom lecture on Friday, November 5, participants will be introduced to basic geologic principles including major rock groups, plate tectonics, mountain building, and the impact of weathering and erosion. Tor will discuss how these processes worked together to form the fantastic desert landscape of the park. The class will venture into the field on Saturday, November 6 to observe and identify monzogranite, gneiss, veins, and basaltic rocks as well as inselbergs, alluvial fans, and pediments. For those new to geology or experienced geologists, Tor will make learning about the complex and unique landscape of Joshua Tree National Park comprehensible and fun.

Download the course outline: Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape Fall 2021

Hike Level: Easy to Moderate (Fitness Levels)

If you are a member of JTNPA you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT. You can bring the completed form to the class.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.

This season of Desert Institute classes is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Visit 29 Palms. Check out Visit29.org to learn about all the great shops, restaurants, lodging and attractions in Twentynine Palms and start planning your visit.

Date

Nov 06 2021

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location

Oasis Visitor Center at Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

Organizer

Desert Institue at Joshua Tree National Park
Phone
760-367-5535
Email
desertinstitute@joshuatree.org
Website
https://www.joshuatree.org/
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