Explore geologic phenomena with CSN Biology Professor, Dr. Pat Leary!
Dr. Pat Leary, scientist, writer, biologist, and botanist, is generous enough to lead two different groups of 15 Bounders on a hike through the beautiful Mojave Desert. Why should you sign up for this incredible opportunity? Geology is like a detective story; there's a real thrill in putting the data together. You have hunches, you persist, and you make discoveries. It involves both the discovery of ore bodies and the discovery of new scientific ideas, and it totally consumes you at times.
Most importantly, Dr. Pat Leary has a passion for geology and loves to share the science with young people.
A bus will take you to and from Dawson and lunch will be provided. You will begin at Blue Diamond Mesa where ancient formations and fossils may be examined. From Blue Diamond, you will travel to Wheeler Camp Spring where you will observe how local geology affects local biology. You will then enjoy lunch in the quiet town of Blue Diamond. Finally, you will be transported to Calico Basin where you will walk and explore Kraft Mountain.
List of materials you may want to bring if you have them:
Binoculars to examine geologic formations from a distance
Pen or Pencil
Pack (for equipment, water, food, specimens)
You don't want to miss this connection event! Water is VERY important. It will be warm outside and you do not want to experience the ill effects of heat.