Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape

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GEOLOGY: CREATION OF THE JOSHUA TREE LANDSCAPE w/ 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.

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with Tor Lacy. 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 two excursions to observe and identify monzogranite, gneiss, dikes, volcanic rocks, inselbergs, and alluvial fans. For those interested in geology, Tor will make learning about the complex and unique landscape of Joshua Tree National Park understandable and fun.

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December 3, 2022 @ 09:00 AM to
December 4, 2022 @ 01:00 PM
 

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