Geology of Utah's National Parks Field Course
Summer 2011 Geology of Utah’s National Parks GE 5130 June 14–July 1, 2011:
This course consists of fourteen days of field-based activities conducted in and around the national
parks and monuments of eastern Utah–areas internationally recognized for their outstanding geology.
See Utah Parks Flyer & Registration PDF
course is designed to bring together professional teachers,
undergraduate students that are interested in secondary science
education, and undergraduate geoscience majors for a two-week-long
goals of the course are to provide undergraduate students
and teachers with meaningful field experiences, and to encourage
motivated and well-trained geoscientists to enter the teaching
of this course is made possible by support provided by the
National Science Foundation, and Michigan Tech's Department
of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences and Summer
of Utah's National Parks makes use of exposures of Pennsylvanian
through Cretaceous rocks in southeastern Utah. Five National
Parks and Monuments are the sites of investigations conducted
during the course.
site was constructed to provide information about what happens
during the course. The syllabus
section gives detailed information about the activities on
each day of the course. The photo gallery provides geologic
overviews and photographs (with captions) of geologic features.
You can get to the photo gallery from the syllabus or vice
versa so take some time and wander around!
miss your chance to visit Utah's canyon country and learn
about geology in the nation's best outdoor classroom.