GEOL 206 Geological Field Methods and Mapping, May 2019

Learn how to use your skills to observe and interpret geological and structural data and relationships to build geological maps.

Last year we went to Quadra Island.   This year...???  Stay tuned.

GEOL 390 Special Field Studies, August 2019

August 2018 our group visited Yellowstone. Yellowstone is one of the world's largest volcanic systems and past eruptions from this system are some of the largest ever known to occur.  Though no historical eruptions of this volcano have occurred, there are many clues that a pool of magma still lingers below the surface, including hydrothermal activity, and frequent small earthquakes.  Participants in this field school spent 10 days studying the geological history of the region, learning about the methods used to monitor and understand the volcano, and considering the hazards that such a large volcanic system poses to humans.

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