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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.
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This 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 field course.

The 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 profession.

Development 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 Programs Office.

Geology 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.

This 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!

Don't miss your chance to visit Utah's canyon country and learn about geology in the nation's best outdoor classroom.


View some Movies of Previous Courses

View a virtual panorama of Dinosaur Tracksite (1.4 Mb)
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View a Quicktime movie of Student field work (4.7 Mb)
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