After another pleasant, and even warmer, evening at Red Rock State Park we have caught back up to our original itinerary and will be looking at geology on the way to the Grand Canyon today. First up though, a trip to Walmart for food and supplies for the next two days; and probably breakfast as well, since it is likely to be hard to find a place to eat this early on a Sunday holiday. (Happy Mother's Day, Mom!)
The trip is now over and the live map is no longer available.
Welcome to the blog for the University of Michigan 2010 Soft Rock Geology Field Trip to the Southwest US! We will post updates here as network-access permits; however, as is often the case, the most interesting geology is often located in remote areas with no Internet access. So our posts are likely to significantly lag our real-time activities.
Field trips are a critical and integral component of geoscience education. They provide students with unequaled opportunities for exploring and understanding geological principles first-hand, outside of the classroom. Field trips, however, are expensive endeavors. We rely on grants and donations to subsidize costs and ensure an affordable experience for all students.
This year's field trip is sponsored in part by funding from Shell.
If you would like to help support future field trips, please visit the University of Michigan, Department of Geological Sciences Giving Opportunities page for more information.