GEOLSCI XX: Virtual field trip to Ancient Lake Lahontan: Contemplating our place in deep geologic time GS (one credit)
GEOLSCI XX: Winter Quarter 2023
The virtual field trip is the story of geologically recent change and how it is writ across the landscape. The goal is to go back in earth history (deep time) in order to better contemplate our role in earth’s history going forward.
There are four lectures in preparation for the virtual field trip:
Landforms of the West and how they came to be
- Quantifying time in Earth’s history
- The story of the Ice Ages, into the Anthropocene and our near future
- Lake Lahontan and its human history
THE FIELD TRIP WILL BE HELD IN THE CLASSROOM: Mixed media with narrator/professor: We will helicopter to field trip stops via Google Earth; drone and video for the stops. Zooming in. Hands-on group exercises and real rocks etc. at key places.