Regional Field Studies Course

If you are looking for a fun way to get outside and enjoy your school breaks come join us on one of our upcoming trips.

Recent Trips

Death Valley: Spring 2015
This 4-day field course conducted in March 2014 visited the geological and geographical highlights of Death Valley. Including Badwater Basin, Ubehebe Crater, Devils Golf Course, Rhyolite Ghost Town, several freshwater springs, and more. Topics covered included regional tectonic evolution, geologic history, adaptations of desert plants and animals, resource and mining history just to name a few.


Joshua Tree National Park: Fall 2014
A 3-day trip to Joshua Tree National Park will be offered. The trip is an optional supplementary activity for interested GEOL110 students.

Southern California Coastal Region: Spring 2015
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST. March 14-17, 2015. Saturday-Tuesday of Spring Break. Four day field course exploring the geologic processes that shape the coastal region of Southern California. Emphasis on coastal processes and landforms, oceanographic climate, geologic development of the Continental Borderland and Transverse Ranges, formation and development of oil and gas resources, coastal sediment resource management, geologic hazards and human impacts in the coastal zone. Students must arrange their own transportation. Camping is involved. Once you enroll, go to Blackboard for important course information and required forms. Deadline for enrolling and submitting forms is February 27, 2015. Instructors: Patty Deen, and Sean Figg,