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      Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape (Geosciences x460.4 1.0 unit) Fall 2019 in Twentynine Palms


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      November 2, 2019

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      74485 National Park Drive
      Twentynine Palms, California 92277

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      Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape (Geosciences x460.4 1.0 unit) Fall 2019

      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. Download the course outline:  Geology Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape Fall 2019 Hike Level: Easy to Moderate (Fitness Levels) If you are a member of JTNPA you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here. Before registering, please take the time to review our General Class Information and download the Enrollment Attachments, that contain pertinent information about your class and Joshua Tree National Park. Camping reservations must be made through recreation.gov Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT.  You can bring the completed form to the class. Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel, notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.

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