Intended course audience - simply those interested in Nebraska's Geology. No prerequisites. This trip is meant for a diverse crowd from geoscience majors, to K-12 educators, to those with a personal interest in the natural history of the state.
Course objectives - Nebraska contains world-class geologic features, and an associated history of dramatic events and major changes, that are not widely known or appreciated. Trip participants will learn about these geologic features and this history by visiting especially informative geolocalities. Basic principles for geologic field observation, and construction of geologic histories will also be covered, as will the development of pedagogic materials and field techniques.
Field trip - June 21st (Monday) to the 25th (Friday). One pre-trip meeting. June 16th, Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 PM at Durham Science Center Rm 280
Some of the sites visited:
Fossils preserved at Ash Fall