Written by Patrick McIntosh, Sacramento County Office of Education
EDINBURGH – This is simply too good not to share – today was an amazing day. I gave my lecture this afternoon in the Hutton Club (honoring James Hutton, the Scottish founder of modern geology) in School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh.
EDINBURGH – The forecast this morning called for ‘heavy rain’, which is saying something in a country where it rains nearly every day. I figured there was no better day for a visit a cemetery… but more on that in a second.
HALF MOON BAY – On October 4 and 5, Dr. Pearson's Sedimentary Petrology class (GEOS 112) spent two great days on the central California coastline south of Half Moon Bay. We visited Bean Hollow, Pomponino, Pescsadero, Gazos, and Ano Nuevo Beaches and studied the cliff outcrops of the Upper Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation and the Miocene-Pliocene Purisima Formation. We also spent time observing beaches and digging in the beach sand to observe beach lamination.
ZZYZX – In the hopes of getting more introductory level students out into the field for a multiple day field trip, Dr.
ZZYZX – This past weekend, Dr. Burmeister’s structural geology course travelled to the Mojave Desert.
DONNER PASS, CA – Geology majors Brittany Klemm (’14) and Christina Colburn(’13) spent the weekend with Dr. Burmeister and members of the Japanese Granite Study Group examining the petrogenesis of granitic plutons in the Donner Pass area of the Northern Sierra Nevada, just west of Donner Lake (the site of the infamous Donner Partytragedy) and Truckee, CA.