Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
October 31-November 1, 2020
Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape
By Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Event Overview

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with Tor Lacy, geology professor, Cerritos college. Starting in the classroom 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, veins, and basaltic rocks as well as inselbergs, alluvial fans, and pediments. For those new to geology or experienced geologists, Tor will make learning about the complex and unique landscape of Joshua Tree National Park comprehensible and fun.

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About Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert Institute offers classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, women’s programs, citizen science, and creative arts. All programs are taught by expert instructors who provide a personal and enjoyable learning experience on these educational adventures.

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When & Where

  • From:Oct 31, 2020,09:00 AM
  • To:Nov 1, 2020,01:00 PM
  • Location: Joshua Tree National Park

    74485 National Park Dr, 92277, Twentynine Palms, CA.

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